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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 Philosophy of Language; Or, Language as an Exact Science: Subjectively ...

David Henry Cruttenden - 1870 - 597 pages
...address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself, Le vainquer du vainquer 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 exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature

William Smith, Benjamin Nicholas Martin - 1870 - 477 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself JLe vainqueur du vainqtieur 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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Gossip about Letters and Letter-writers

George Seton - 1870 - 256 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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Gossip about letters and letter-writers

George Seton - 1870
...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...that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to the Earl of Chesterfield. 79 to continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had...
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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

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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English Literature ...

1941
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