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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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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 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 National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1858
...your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de In terre; that I might obtain that regard for which I...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 - 1858
...could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainqittur du •caanjueur 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 arts of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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Materials for French prose composition, or selections from the best English ...

Ferdinand E A. Gasc - 1858
...forbear to wish that I might boast myself le voinqueur du vainqueur de la terre; — that I might obtain5 that regard for which I saw the world contending;...continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly4 scholar can possess....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1858
...of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqitcur du vainqueur de la terre — that I might obtain that regard for...neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it.2 When I had once ad1 Dr. Johnson appeared to have a remarkable delicacy with respect to the circulation...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1859 - 762 pages
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqucur 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 wits and beaux of society, by Grace and Philip Wharton, Volume 1

Katherine Thomson - 1860
...enchantment of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself 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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A COMPENDIUM OF ENGLISH LITERARURE

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND - 1860
...could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre ; 2— 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 of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1860 - 874 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I mi^ht boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre 3 ; — on to be alive only while his name will insure a good...will get you (to Johnson) a hundred guineas for any 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 - Authors, English - 1860
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur dti vainqueur de la terre—that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world...modesty would suffer me to continue it." When I had once ad1 Dr. Johnson appeared to have a remarkable delicacy with respect to the circulation of this letter;...
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