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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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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 pages
...address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainquenr du vainqueur dc la ferre, 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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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - 1872 - 534 pages
...address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainquatrduvainqueurde 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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1872 - 558 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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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - 1872 - 640 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainifueur 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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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms, with a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1873 - 796 pages
...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 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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Effective Revenue Writing: Advanced course, by C. D. Linton

United States. Internal Revenue Service - 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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Effective Revenue Writing: Advanced course

United States. Internal Revenue Service - 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, 2: An Advanced Course Designed to Help ...

Calvin Darlington Linton - 1962 - 198 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...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
...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 arts of pleasing, which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - 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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