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" He received me very courteously; but, it must be confessed, that his apartment, and furniture, and morning dress, were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty; he had on a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small... "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 66
by George Willis - 1856
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1858
...to talk of a book, when the author is concealed behind the door." He received me very courteously ; but, it must be confessed, that his apartment, and furniture, and morning dress, were sufficiently nncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; he had on a little old shrivelled uupowdered...
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Ten thousand wonderful things, Volume 1

Edmund Fillingham King - 1859
...of Edinburgh, who described his having found the giant in his den. He received me very courteously ; but it must be confessed, that his apartment, and...dress, were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; he had on a little, old, shrivelled, unpowdered wig, which was too small...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1860
...to talk of a book, when the author is concealed behind the door." He received me very courteously ; but, it must be confessed, that his apartment, and...dress, were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; he had on a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 34

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...a book when the author is concealed behind the door." He received me very courteously ; but it most be confessed, that his apartment, and furniture, and...dress, were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked reryrosty; he had on a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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The Streets of London: Anecdotes of Their More Celebrated Residents, by John ...

John Thomas Smith - Literary landmarks - 1861 - 443 pages
...him, and he was diverted at this picturesque account of himself. " He received me very courteously ; but it must be confessed that his apartment, and furniture,...dress were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; he had on a little shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for his...
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Shades and Echoes of Old London

John Stoughton - London (England) - 1864 - 288 pages
...which ripened into so fast and firm a friendship. " He received me," he says, " very courteously : but it must be confessed that his apartment and furniture,...dress, were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; he had on a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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London and Westminster: City and Suburb: Strange Events ..., Volume 1

John Timbs - London (England) - 1868
...Johnson's apartment, furniture, and morning-dress as " sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; he had on a little, old, shrivelled,...which was too small for his head ; his shirt-neck and the knees of his breeches were loose ; his black worsted stockings ill drawn up ; and he had a pair...
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The Christian Ambassador, Volume 7

Theology - 1869
...given by Boswell of the " the giant in his den," as he significantly refers to him, is worth quoting. "His apartment and furniture and morning dress were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty. He had on a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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London: It's Celebrated Characters And Remarkable Places

J. Heneage Jesse - 1871
...Boswell first visited Dr. Johnson in his own home. " He received me," he writes, " very courteously, but it must be confessed, that his apartment and furniture and morning dress were sufficiently uncouth." * "Short, very short, be then thy reign, For 1'm in haste to langh and drink again." LORD LAN8DOWNE...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 pages
...and morning dress were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of elothes looked very rusty ; he had ou a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for his head ; his shirt-neck and knces of his brceches were loose ; his black worsted stockings ill drawn up ; and he had a pair of...
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