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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 National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1853
...address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le minqueur du rot'nqueur de la tfrrt ; 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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Works, Including His Letters to His Son, &c: To which is Prefixed an ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1853 - 647 pages
...of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself it vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre : that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending; but I fount! my attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride uor modesty would suffer me to continue...
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The National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1853
...forhear to wish that I might hoast myself Le vainquenr du misquenr de la terre ; that I might ohtain that regard for which I saw the world contending ; but I found my attendanee so little eneouraged that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 776 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqucur du vainqueur de la terre;1— 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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Life and Writings of Samuel Johnson ...

Samuel Johnson - English essays - 1855
...of your addre.«sa*-"1 «uld not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vmnqueur 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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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1855 - 754 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 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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Recollections of a Literary Life

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1855 - 558 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 which...encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer rne to continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqucur du vainqueur de la terre;'— that 1 might obtain that regard for which I saw the world...but I found my attendance so little encouraged, that neixYier pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1848 - 776 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...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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Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1857 - 376 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 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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