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" His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. "
The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives - Page 91
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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1730-1784

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...was contracted. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid ; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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Architects of English Literature: Biographical Sketches of Great Writers ...

Robert Farquharson Sharp - 1900 - 326 pages
...was contracted. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid, for he was not able to dress or undress himself. His stature was so low that, to bring him to a level with common tables,...
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Women's Place in Pope's World

Valerie Rumbold, Rumbold Valerie - 1989 - 315 pages
...was contracted. His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 pages
...was contracted. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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Twenty Questions: (posed by Poems)

J. D. McClatchy - 1998 - 200 pages
...contracted. (57) His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - 2002 - 222 pages
...was contracted. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very difficult for...
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Atlanta Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 1

1856
...flannel waistcoat. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid, for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and he ueither went to bed nor rose without help." ;< His frequent attacks...
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The Magazine of Health, Volume 1

1836
...flannel waistcoat. His legs were so slender, thar he enlarged theit bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid ; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and he neither went to bed nor rose without help." This extraordinary necessity...
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