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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 ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...of your address, and could not forbear to wish that 1 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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809
...your address; and could not forbear to wish that 1 might boast myself Le rainquenr du vainqueur dc la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard for...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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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...your address, and could not forbear to wish, that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqueur de le terre ; that I might obtain that regard for which...continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I exhausted all The art of pleasing, which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 pages
...not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le rainquieur du ruin. guieur de la terre, that I mighl obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending...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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809 - 499 pages
...of your address; and could not forbear to wish that 1 might boast myself Le vainqueur du Tainqveur de la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard...pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. AVhen I had once addressed your Lordship in publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1809
...and could nut forbear to wish that 1 might boast myself Le rainqueur du vainqueur de la tcrre ; — that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending; but I found ray attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty \vould suffer me to continue it....
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...address .; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le rainqueur du raim/uetir de In terre; — that I might obtain that regard for which...suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed yonr lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and nncourtly scholar...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which I o 2 saw the world contending ; but I found my attendance...continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the arts of pleasing, which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.: With an Account of the Author ...

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 140 pages
...by your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Lc -uainquier du -vainquier de la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which...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 British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ...

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself, Le vainqueur du •oainqueur de la terrej— that I might obtain that regard, for which I saw the...continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing, which a retired scholar can possess. I had done all...
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