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" I was drest, and found that his landlady had arrested him for his rent, at which he was in a violent passion. I perceived that he had already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him. I put the cork into the bottle, desired... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the ... - Page 481
by James Boswell - 1799
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...sent him a guinea, and promised to come to him directly. I accordingly went as soon as I was dressed, and found that his landlady had arrested him for his...already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him. I put the cork into the bottle, desired he would be calm, and began...
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Life of Johnson

James Boswell - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 1492 pages
...appeared. Then, to be sure, it was accidentally worth more money.' Mrs. Piozzi1 and Sir John Hawkins1 have strangely mis-stated the history of Goldsmith's...already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him. I put the cork into the bottle, desired he would be calm, and began...
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Attributing Authorship: An Introduction

Harold Love - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 271 pages
...and biographies. Consider Samuel Johnson's story of the sale of Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield: I received one morning a message from poor Goldsmith...already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him. I put the cork into the bottle, desired he would be calm, and began...
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British Biography: A Reader

Carl Edmund Rollyson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 308 pages
...interference, when this novel was sold. I shall give it authentically from Johnson's own exact narration: [55] "I received one morning a message from poor Goldsmith...already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him. I put the cork into the bottle, desired he would be calm, and began...
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