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" I might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending, but I found my attendance so little encouraged that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the ... - Page 303
by James Boswell - 1799
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself k vainqueur du vainqueur 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 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 - 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 - 1848
...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...continue it. (') When I had once addressed your lordship (l) Johnson's personal manners and habits, even at a later and more polished period of his life, 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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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

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

Abraham Mills - 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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The National Magazine, Volume 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 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
...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 - 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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