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" It is surely a particular hardship, that I should not get bread in my own country (and it is too late to go abroad) after having acquired the reputation of excelling in the most useful art known to mankind; while every one who excels as a Player, Fiddler,... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 472
1810
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Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...Birmingham, September 7th, 1767. Dr. Franklin was at that time on a visit to Paris. " After having obtained the reputation of excelling in the most useful art known to mankind, of which I have your testimony, is it not to the last degree provoking, that I cannot get even bread...
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Cambridge Antiquarian Communications, Volume 5

Cambridgeshire (England) - 1883
...and repent I ever attempted. It is surely a particular hardship, that I should not get bread in my own country (and it is too late to go abroad) after...in affluence, but has it in their power to save a fortune1. On July 3, 1761, articles of agreement were entered into between the University and Baskerville,...
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Biographical Notes on the University Printers from the Commencement of ...

Robert Bowes - Printing - 1886 - 362 pages
...and repent I ever attempted. It is surely a particular hardship, that I should not get bread in my own country (and it is too late to go abroad) after...Fiddler, Dancer, &c. not only lives in affluence, but lias it in their power to save a fortune1. On July 3, 1761, articles of agreement were entered into...
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A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and ...

Talbot Baines Reed - Great Britain - 1887 - 379 pages
...and repent I ever attempted. It is surely a particular hardship, that I should not get Bread in my own country (and it is too late to go abroad) after...excelling in the most useful Art known to mankind ; while everyone who excels as a Player, Fiddler, Dancer, &c., not only lives in Affluence, but has it in their...
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A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and ...

Talbot Baines Reed - Printing - 1887 - 379 pages
...having acquired the Reputation of excelling in the most useful Art known to mankind ; while everyone who excels as a Player, Fiddler, Dancer, &c., not...Affluence, but has it in their power to save a Fortune. " I have sent a few Specimens (same as the enclosed) to the Courts of Russia and Denmark, and shall...
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Murray's Magazine, Volume 7

1890
...unsurpassed in typographical beauty. Baskerville wrote to Benjamin Franklin in 1767 : " After having obtained the reputation of excelling in the most useful art known to mankind, of which I have your testimony, is it not to the last degree provoking that I cannot even gain bread...
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The Charles Whittinghams, Printers

Arthur Warren, Grolier Club - Chiswick (London, England) - 1896 - 344 pages
...cent. It was surely grievous that Baskerville could not, as he said, get bread in his own country, " after having acquired the reputation of excelling in the most useful art known to mankind, while everyone who excels as a Player, Fiddler, Dancer &c. not only lives in affluence but has it in their...
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The Central Literary Magazine, Volume 14

1899
...success fell short of his deserts. In 1767 he wrote to Franklin in Paris — "After having obtained the reputation of excelling in the most useful art known to mankind, of which I have your testimony, is it not to the last degree provoking that I cannot get bread by it...
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John Baskerville: Type-founder and Printer, 1706-1775

Josiah Henry Benton - Printing - 1914 - 78 pages
...of & repent I ev[er] attempted. It is surely a particular hardship that I should not get Bread in my own Country (and it is too late to go abroad) after having acquired the Reputation excelling in the most useful Art known to Mankind; while every one who excels as a Player, Fidler,...
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Cambridge University Press 1584-1984

Michael Black, Michael H. Black - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 329 pages
...of & repent I ever attempted. It is surely a particular hardship that I should not get Bread in my own Country (and it is too late to go abroad) after...excelling in the most useful Art known to Mankind; while everyone who excels as a Player, Fidler, Dancer &c not only lives in Affluence but has it in their...
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