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" When, upon some slight encouragement, I first visited your Lordship, I was overpowered, like the rest of mankind, by the enchantment of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre... "
Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius, Natives of Great ... - Page 522
by John Watkins - 1808 - 552 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...of your addrefs ; and could not forbear to wifh that I might boaft myfelf Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre? — that I might obtain that regard for which I faw the world contending ; but I found my attendance fo little encouraged, that neither pride nor modefty...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...addrefs, and could not ** forbear to wifh, that I might boaft myfelf .** le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre\ that I " might obtain that regard for which I faw " the world contending. But I found my " attendance fo little encouraged, that neither " pride,...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

Books and bookselling - 1796
...by your addrels, and could not forbear to wifh that I might boaft myfelf Le vainqueur dit vainqueur de la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which I faw the world contending ; but I found my attendance fo little encouraged, that neither pride nor modefty...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre; — that I might obtain that regard for...publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that I could ; and no man is well pleased...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre1 ; — that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the...publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that I could ; and no man is well pleased...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la tcrre' ; — that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the...publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that I could ; and no man is well pleased...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vninqueur du vaiitqueur de la terre; — that I might obtain that regard for...it.— When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, -I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar fan possess....
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1805 - 132 pages
...your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainguieur itu 'vainguier dc la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I bad once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le liainqueur an valnijueur de h la terre, 'that I might obtain that regard for which...continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess —...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...address, and could not " forbear to wish, that I might boast myself " le vainqutur du vainqueur de le terre ; that I " might obtain that regard for which I saw the " world contending. But I found my attend" ance so little encouraged, that neither pride " nor modesty would suffer me to continue it....
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