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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 34

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...his life, would probably not hare been much to Lortl Chesterfield's tastu ; but it must be — ili.it I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending ; but I found my attendance no little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would siill-T me to continue it. When I had once...
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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...could not forbear to wish 4 that I might boast myself 5 le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre;—that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending; 6 but I found my attendance 7 so little encouraged that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to...
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The Wits and Beaux of Society

Mrs. A. T. Thomson, Philip Wharton - Great Britain - 1861 - 481 pages
...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...pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. WThen I had once addressed your- lordship in publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...enchantment of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le minqucur du vainqucur 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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Effective Revenue Writing: Advanced course

United States. Internal Revenue Service - English language - 1961
...your Lordship, I was overpowered like the rest of mankind by the enchantment of your address . . . ; but I found my attendance so little encouraged that...neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it .... Seven years, rny Lord, have now passed since I waited in your outward rooms or was repulsed from...
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Effective Revenue Writing: Advanced course, by C. D. Linton

United States. Internal Revenue Service - English language - 1961
...your Lordship, I was overpowered like the rest of mankind by the enchantment of your address . . . ; but I found my attendance so little encouraged that...neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it .... Seven years, my Lord, have now passed since I waited in your outward rooms or was repulsed from...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pages
...by 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 arts of pleasing, which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - 639 pages
...by your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueitr du vainqueur de la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending; but I found \ny attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it....
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - Poetry - 1987 - 175 pages
...your Lordship, I was overpowered, like the rest of mankind, by the enchantment of your address. . . But I found my attendance so little encouraged, that...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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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

Thomas Carlyle - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 622 pages
...105.10-11 above. 155.35-36. 'scholar' as he calls himself: In the famous letter to Lord Chesterfield: "When I had once addressed your Lordship in publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess" (Boswell, Life of Johnson, 184-85). Carlyle observes,...
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