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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, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...address, and could not forbear to wish, that I might boast myself It vainqueur du vainmuur de la terrc ; 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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1848 - 874 pages
...his lite, would probably not have been much to Lord Chesterfield's taste ; but it must be — that 1 ften ve puhlic, I had exhaxisted all t lu- 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 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1848
...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 I saw the world contend. ing ; but I found my attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would...
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The Art of Correspondence: English and French

1850
...which I saw tlie world contending; but I found my allendance (1) so lilllc encouraged, lhat neiiher pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted ail thé art of pleasing which a retirée! and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1852 - 558 pages
...your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqiieur du vainqiieur 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 English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 659 pages
...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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le rainqueur tlu vainqueur de la tcrre; — 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 arts of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1851
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqueur de la teilt; — er lawful prize ! Some steer aright, but the black sufier me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...boast myself Ic -cainqucur du rainifueur de la, ttrrc; —that I might obtain that regard for which 1 saw the world contending; but I found my attendance...modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had onco addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the arts of pleasing which a retired and...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1852 - 558 pages
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainquew 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 I could; and no man is well pleased to...
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