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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 Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vninqueur du vaiitqueur de la terre; — that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the...it.— When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, -I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar fan possess....
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1805 - 132 pages
...address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainguieur itu 'vainguier dc la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I bad once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le liainqueur an valnijueur de h 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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...and could not " forbear to wish, that I might boast myself " le vainqutur du vainqueur de le terre ; that I " might obtain that regard for which I saw the " world contending. But I found my attend" ance so little encouraged, that neither pride " nor modesty would suffer me to continue it....
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius, Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainqiteur du rainqueur de la, terre; that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the...publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a r> tired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that I could ; and no man is well pleased...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...rainqiieur dc la tcrre; that I might obtain that regard for which I saw tbe world contending;—but I found my attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me lo continue it. When 1 had once addressed your lordship in publick, I bad exhausted all the art of...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...address, and could not forbear to wish, that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqueur de le 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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809
...and could not forbear to wish that 1 might boast myself Le rainquenr du vainqueur dc 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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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 pages
...not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le rainquieur du ruin. guieur de la terre, that I mighl obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending...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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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809 - 499 pages
...and could not forbear to wish that 1 might boast myself Le vainqueur du Tainqveur de la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the...pride nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. AVhen I had once addressed your Lordship in publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which...
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