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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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Annual Register, Volume 33

Edmund Burke - History - 1824
...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 440] of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...your address, and could not forbear to wish, " that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vain" queur de la terre ; that I might obtain that " regard for...contending. " But I found my attendance so little encou" raged, that neither pride nor modesty would " suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...your address, and could not forbear to wish, that I might boast myself " le vainqueur du vainqneur de la terre ;" that I might obtain that regard for...publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing, which a retired and unconrtly 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 ...: Essay on the life and genius of Dr. Johnson ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 I saw the world contending. Bnt I found my attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...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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The monuments and genii of st. Paul's cathedral and of Westminster abbey

George Lewis Smyth - London (England) - 1826
...to wish that I might boast myself, 1e vainguieur du vainquieur de la terre, that I might obtain the regard for which I saw the world contending ; but...little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would allow me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du taitufueur d; la ierre-— 't come." JOIINSON : " You must talk to Mrs. Williams about this." Here was a sad dilemma. I feared pnde nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your .Lordship ш public,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...of your address, and couid not forbear to wish that I might boast mvseli Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre;— that I might obtain that regard for which I я the world contending ; but I found mv attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor...
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Appendix to Lectures on English Grammar: Containing an Additional Number of ...

Joseph Hervey Hull - English language - 1828 - 12 pages
...address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Lc vaingueur an vainqueur dc la tent ;— that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending ; but I found my attendance to little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it When I had once...
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