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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 Letters of Samuel Johnson: Volume I: 1731-1772

Samuel Johnson - 1992 - 431 pages
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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

Thomas Carlyle - 1993 - 622 pages
...105.10-11 above. 155.35-36. 'scholar' as he calls himself: In the famous letter to Lord Chesterfield: "When I had once addressed your Lordship in publick,...which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess" (Boswell, Life of Johnson, 184-85). Carlyle observes, "What soul-subduing magic, for the very clown...
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Handbook for Preparing Engineering Documents: From Concept to Completion

Joan G. Nagle - 1996 - 372 pages
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Handbook for Preparing Engineering Documents: From Concept to Completion

Joan G. Nagle - 1995 - 392 pages
...Lordship, l was overpowered like the rest of mankind by the enchantment of your address .. . ; but l 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 l waited in your outward rooms or was repulsed from...
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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary in the Eighteenth Century: A dictionary of the ...

Terence M. Russell, Samuel Johnson - 1997 - 229 pages
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The New Oxford Book of English Prose

John Gross - 1998 - 1012 pages
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book

Elbert Hubbard - 1998 - 248 pages
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Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 pages
...adress, and could not forbear to wish that I might 12 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 incouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I had once adressed...
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Samuel Johnson

Lawrence Lipking - 1998 - 372 pages
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Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches

Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., Robert C. Leitz, Jesse S. Crisler - 2001 - 636 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself, le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre28 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 wearied and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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