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" If he had a mind to write any thing to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the words which he had occasion for, making a little pause at the end of every word or sentence, to avoid confusion. The friend, in the... "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 41
by George Willis - 1855
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The British Essayists: Spectator

English essays - 1823
...immediately cast his eye up in his dial-plate. If he had a mind to write any thing to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the...needle moving of itself to every letter which that of bis correspondent pointed at. * lab. ii. prol. 6. VOL. ill. T f By this means they talked together...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...immediately cast his eye upon his dial-plate. If he had a mind to write any thing to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the words which he had occasion for, making a little * Lib. ii. prol. 6. pause at the end of every word or sentence, to avoid confusion. The friend in the...
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The British Essayists: Guardian

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...immediately cast his eyes upon his dial-plate. If he had a mind to write any thing to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the words which he had occasion tor, making a little pause at the end of every word or sentence to avoid confusion. The friend, in...
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Spectator (The)

English essays - 1836 - 714 pages
...immediately cast his eye upon his dial-plate. If he had a mind to write any thins; to his friend, he ion, a frieud in the meanwhile saw his own sympathetic needle moving of itself to every letter which that...
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The Guardian, with Notes, and General Indexes: Complete in One Volume

Sir Richard Steele - 1837 - 244 pages
...immediately cast his eyes upon his dial-plate If he had a mind to write any thing to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the...or sentence to avoid confusion. The friend, in the mean while, saw his own sympathetic needle moving of itself to every letter which that of his correspondent...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Tatler. The Guardian. The Freeholder. The ...

Joseph Addison - 1837
...immediately cast his eye upon his dial-plate. If he had a mind to write any thing to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the...or sentence, to avoid confusion. The friend, in the mean while, saw his own sympathetic needle moving of itself to even' letter which that of his correspondent...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1848
...sentence, to avoid confusion. The friend who was ' listening' to the information thus conveyed, did so by his own 'sympathetic needle' moving of itself to every...letter which that of his correspondent pointed at. Arthur Young, who visited France in 1787-8-9, mentions, in his travels, the experiments of M. Lomopd,...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder, Volume 2

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - English essays - 1849
...immediately cast his eye upon his dial-plate. If he had a mind to write anything to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the...or sentence to avoid confusion. The friend, in the mean while, saw his own sympathetic needle moving of itself to every letter which that of his correspondent...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 36

1850
...to write anything to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the words that he had occasion for, making a little pause at the end of every word or sentence, to avoid confusion. Tho friend, in the meanwhile, saw his own sympathetic needle moving of lt«elf to every letter which...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 70

England - 1851
...appointed, and immediately looked at the dial-plate. If he had a mind to write anything to his friend, he directed his needle to every letter that formed the...word or sentence, to avoid confusion. The friend, at the same time, saw his own sympathetic needle moving itself to every letter which that of his correspondent...
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