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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 British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre, that I might obtain that regard or which I saw the world contending ; but I found my...pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When " had 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 - 1840
...de la terre ; that I might obtain that regard for which 1 saw the world contending. But I found mv attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride...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 and Writings of Samuel Johnson...

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...could not forbear to wish that I might VOL. I.—E boast myself IK vainqueur du vatnqueur 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 would suffer me to continue it....
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The Young Man's Book of Classical Letters: Consisting of Epistolary ...

Author of The young man's own book - English letters - 1841 - 320 pages
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainjueur dti vainyueur de la terre; — that I might obtain that regard for...saw the world contending ; but I found my attendance BO little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it When I had once...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...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...little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would Buffer me to continue it. When 1 had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all Ule...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...your address, and could not forbear to wish, that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqueur dt 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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...to wish that I might boast myself le vainqueur du rainqvew de la terre; — that I might i .Ы ”un lord-hip in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boa&t myself le vainqueur du vainqueur $ sutler me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself k vainqueur du vainqueur de la lerre ; — 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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Biography - 1846
...enchantment of your address, andjCOuldnot forbear to wish that I might boast myself Levainqueur duvainqueur 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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