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" I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand to act as occasion should require. In penning this note I had some difficulty ; my hand, I knew not how nor why, made wrong letters. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 458
by James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
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Letters to and from the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: To which are ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1788
...I am writing, and rejoices that I have what he wanted. My tirft note was neceflarily to my fervant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend...have a difcreet friend at hand to act as occafion mould require. In penning this note I had fome difficulty, my hand, I knew not how nor why, made wrong...
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Letters to and from the Late Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: To which are ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson (écrivain) - 1788 - 424 pages
...I am writing, and rejoices that I have what he wanted. My firft note was neceflarily to my fervant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend why he fhould read what I put into hit, hands. I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a difcreet friend at hand to act as...
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Lives of eminent persons. Letters. Prayers. Index

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...I am writing, and rejoicas that I have what he wanted. My firft note was neceflarily to my fervant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend...difficulty ; my hand, I knew not how nor why, made wrong let-^ ters. I then wrote to Dr. Taylor to come to me, and bring Dr. Herberden, and I fent to Dr. Brocklefby,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : in twelve volumes. 6

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...I am writing, and rejoices that I have what he wanted. My firfl note was neceffarily to my fervant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend...then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a difcrcet friend at "hand to acl: as occafion mould require. In penning this note I had fome difficulty...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...my servant, who came in talking, and conld not immediately comprehend why he shonld read what I pnt into his hands. • I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand to act as occasion shonld reqnire. In penning this note 1 had some difficnlty;...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...necessarily to my servant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend why he should read what I put into his hands. " I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand, to act as occasion should require. In penning this note, I had some difficulty...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1812
...necessarily to my servant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend why he should read what I put into his hands. I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand to act as occasion should require. In penning this note I had some difficulty;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...necessarily to my servant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend why he should read what I put into his hands. I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand to act as occasion should require. In penning this note I had some difficulty...
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...necessarily to my servant, who came in talking, and could not immediately comprehend why he should read what I put into his hands. I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand to act as occasion should require. In penning his note I had some difficulty;...
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Classical English Letter-writer: Or, Epistolary Selections; Designed to ...

Elizabeth Frank - 1814 - 368 pages
...necessarily to my servant, who came in talking ; and who could not immediately comprehend why he should read what I put into his hands. I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand to act as occasion should require. In penning this note I had some difficulty...
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