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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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The Life of Samuel Johnson

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...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pages
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