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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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Memoirs of the City of London and Its Celebrities, Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - London (England) - 1902
...then thy reign, For I'm in haste to laugh and drink again. — Lord Lansdowne, Drinking Song to Sleep. confessed that his apartment and furniture and morning dress were sufficiently uncouth." It was at this period that the neighbouring Mitre Tavern was his favourite place of resort. Boswell...
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Staple Inn and Its Story

Sir Thomas Cato Worsfold - Historic buildings - 1903 - 128 pages
...Bosvvell describe the Sage of Fleet Street on the occasion of a visit to him : " 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 of...
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Highways and Byways in London

Emily Constance Baird Cook - HISTORY - 1903 - 480 pages
...confessed," says Boswell, "that his .... morning dress was sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty ; he had on a little old shrivelled,...unpowdered wig, 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...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 3

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1903
...account of himself. . . . He received me very courteously ; but it must be confessed that his apartments 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...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Part 1

English periodicals - 1904
...indifferent to household arrangement. Boswell, visiting him in Inner Temple Lane on May 24, 176.5, says : " It must be confessed that his apartment, and furniture, and morning dress, were sufficiently uncouth." So much had this seeming contempt for the convenances come to be regarded as a part of Johnson's character,...
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Methodist Magazine and Review, Volume 62

1905
...visited Johnson in his apartment, and has given a not very complimentary account of his appearance. " 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...one 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,...dress, were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty; he had on a little old, shriveled, unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...one 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,...dress, were sufficiently uncouth. His brown suit of clothes looked very rusty; he had on a little old, shriveled, unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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Selections from Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1912 - 93 pages
...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 old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Readers - 1916 - 344 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...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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