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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register - Page 366
1798
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Sir John Hawkins - Authors, English - 1787 - 602 pages
...he fat and ' wrote after copies of court and other hands the clerks gave him. ' He made himfelf ib expert a writer, that he took in bufinefs, and •...by books that ' were lent him, became an exquifite enteriug-clerk : and, by the • fame courfc of improvement of himfelf, an able counfel, firft in '...
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The life of Dr. Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...made himfelf fo expert a writer, that he took in bufmefs, and ' earned fome pence by hackney-writing. And thus, by degrees, ' he pufhed his faculties, and...forms ; and, by books that ' were lent him, became an exqui/ite entering-clerk : and, by the • fame courfe of improvement of himfelf, an able counfel,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

John Hawkins - Authors, English - 1787 - 605 pages
...made himfclf fo expert a writer, that he took in bufinefs, and ' earned fome pence by hackney.writing. And thus, by degrees, * he pufhed his faculties, and...forms ; and, by books that * were lent him, became an exquinte entering-clerk : and, by the ' fame courfe of improvement of himfdf, an able counfel, firft...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

John Hawkins - Authors, English - 1787 - 605 pages
...himfelf fo expert a writer, that ' he took in bufmefs, and earned fome pence by hackney-writ' ing. And thus, by degrees, he pufhed his faculties, and...forms; and, by books that were lent him, became an ex• quifite entering-clcrk : and, by the fame courfe of improve' meat of himfelf, an able counfel,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...took in bufinefs, and ' earned Come pence by hackney -writing. And thus, by degrees, • he paihed his faculties, and fell to forms ; and, by books that ' were lent him, became an exquiiite entering- clerk : and, by the ' fame courfe of improvement of hi mil-It", an able counfel,...
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The Monthly magazine, Volume 5, Volume 5

Art - 1708 - 552 pages
...hands the clerks gave him. He made himfelf fo expert a writer, that he took in bufmefs, and earned iome pence by hackney writing. And thus, by degrees, he...became an exquifite entering clerk ; and, by the fame coiirfe of improvement of himfejf, an able counfel, firft in fpecial pleading, then at large. And,...
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The American Law Journal and Miscellaneous Repertory, Volume 3

John Elihu Hall - Law - 1810
...that he took in business, and earned some pence by hackney writing. And thus, by degrees, he pushed his faculties, and fell to forms, and, by books that were lent him, became an exquisite entering clerk; and, by the same course of improvement of himself, an able counsel, first...
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The Friend: A Series of Essays, in Three Volumes, to Aid in the ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Ethics - 1818 - 375 pages
...writer that he took in business, and earned some peace by hackney-writing. And thus by degrees he pushed his faculties and fell to forms, and by books that were lent him, became an exquisite entertaining clerk; and by the same course of improvement of himself, an able counsel, first...
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The Life of William, Lord Russell: With Some Account of the Times ..., Volume 1

Earl John Russell Russell - Great Britain - 1819 - 329 pages
...that he took in business, and earned some pence by hackney-writing ; and thus, by degrees, he pushed his faculties, and fell to forms, and, by books that were lent him, became an exquisite entering clerk ; and by the same course of improvement of himself, an able counsel, first...
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The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 2

1820
...that he took in business, and earned some pence by hackney writing. And thus, by degrees, he pushed his faculties, and fell to forms, and, by books that were lent him, became an exquisite entering clerk ; and by the same course of improvement of himself, an able counsel, first...
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