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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 works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...could " not forbear to wish, that I might boast my" self le vainqueur du vainqueur de la lerre ; " that I might obtain that regard for which " I saw...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 life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself /.i vainquear du vainquenr de la Ierre; — 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 and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 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 Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqneur du vainqneur de la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard...little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would sutler me to continne it. When I had cure addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhansted all the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...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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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1822
...enchantment of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vamqueur de la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard...publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which n retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that I could ; and no man is well pleased...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...enchantment of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqucur du vamgueur de la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard...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 works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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...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 - 1824 - 12 pages
...the great, I know not well how to receive, or in what terms to acknowledge. le vainqueur du vainqueur 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 cabinet; or The selected beauties of literature [ed. by J ..., Volume 1

Cabinet - Literature - 1824 - 420 pages
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that 1 might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqucur de la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard...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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