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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 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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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 pages
...enchantment of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqucur du vainqueur de la terre;1— that I might obtain...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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Life and Writings of Samuel Johnson ...

Samuel Johnson - 1855
...addre.«sa*-"1 «uld not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vmnqueur 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 - 1855 - 754 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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Recollections of a Literary Life

Mary Russell Mitford - 1855 - 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...encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer rne to continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 pages
...could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqucur du vainqueur de la terre;'— that 1 might obtain that regard for which I saw the world...but I found my attendance so little encouraged, that neixYier pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship...
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Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1857 - 376 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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