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" ... Lord Orford), were, for the most part, as completely out of my reach as a crown and sceptre. There was, indeed, a resource ; but the utmost caution and secrecy were necessary in applying to it. I beat out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and... "
The Table Book... - Page 25
by William Hone - 1827 - 870 pages
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Satires

Juvenal - 1802
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl : for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply...it, to a great extent. Hitherto I had not so much as dreamt of poetry : indeed I scarce knew it by name ; and, whatever may be said of the force of nature,...
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The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 20

1802
...leather as fmooth as poflible, and wrought my problems upon them with a blunted awl : for the reft, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply and divide by it to a great extent." P. ID. Such is human nature; deny to native propcnfity, or aptitude, call it which you plcafe, the...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Volume 1

Juvenal - Latin poetry - 1803
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply...it to a great extent. Hitherto I had not so much as dreamt of poetry : indeed I scarce knew it by name ; and, whatever may be said of the force of nature,...
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Public Characters, Volume 5

Biography - 1803 - 568 pages
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted aw!: for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply...it to a great extent. Hitherto I had not so much as dreamt of poetry: indeed I scarce knew it by name ; and, whatever may be said of the force of nature,...
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Public characters [Formerly British public characters] of 1798-9 ..., Volume 5

1803
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl: for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply...it to a great extent. Hitherto I had not so much as dreamt of poetry: indeed I searce knew it by name ; and, whatever may be said of the force of nature,...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 40

1803
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl : for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply and divide by it, to a great extent.' Though mathematics constituted Mr. G.'s favourite pursuit, he made some attempts at rhime ; and with...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 1

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1804
...of leather as fmooch as poffible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl ; for the reft, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply and divide by it to a great extent. Hitherto I had not fo much as dreamt of poetry. Indeed I fcurce knew it by name ; and, whatever may be faid of the force...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Juvenal - Satire, Latin - 1806 - 473 pages
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl: for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply...never " lisp'd in numbers." I recollect the occasion ol my first attempt: it is, like all the rest of my non-adventures, of so unimportant a nature, that...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and of Aulus Persius Flaccus, Volume 1

Juvenal - Satire, English - 1817
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl : for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply...and, whatever may be said of the force of nature, 1 certainly never " lisp'd in numbers." I recollect the occasion of my first attempt : it is, like...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis and of Aulus Persius Flaccus

Perse, Juvénal - Latin poetry - 1817
...out pieces of leather as smooth as possible, and wrought my problems on them with a blunted awl : for the rest, my memory was tenacious, and I could multiply and divide by it, to a great extent. Hitherto I bad not so much as dreamed of poetry : indeed I scarcely knew it by name ; and, whatever may be said...
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