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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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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...talk of a book, when the author is concealed behind the door." He received me very courteously: [320 clothes looked very rusty; he had on a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - Literature - 1923 - 228 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 shriveled unpowdered wig, which was too small for his...
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Boswell's Johnson: The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1923 - 343 pages
...to 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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A History of English Literature

William Allan Neilson, Ashley Horace Thorndike - English literature - 1924 - 467 pages
...The passage is followed by a minute of the Doctor's conversation. 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 only a little old shriveled unpowdered wig, which was too small...
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...concealed behind the door." He received me very courteously ; but it must be confessed that his apartments, e your prime, You may for ever tarry. TO DAFFODILS FAIR daffodils, we weep to s clothes looked very rusty; he had on a little old, shriveled, unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 pages
...furniture, and morning dress ; which were sufficiently uncouth. " His brown suit of clothes," he tells us, " looked very rusty ; he had on a little old, shrivelled,...unpowdered wig, which Was too small for his head; his shirt neck and knees of his breeches were loose; hr his black worsted stockings ill drawn up, and he...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1815)

Robert Anderson - 1974 - 639 pages
...and morning dress ; which were sufficiently uncouth. '• His brown suit of clothes," he tells us, " looked very rusty ; he had on a little old, shrivelled,...unpowdered wig, which was too small for his head; his shirt neck ;md knees of his breeches were loose ; hc> his black worsted stockings ill drawn up, and...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 224 pages
...early acquaintance with Johnson thus symbolically involves a confrontation of the real and the ideal: "it must be confessed, that his apartment, and furniture,...unpowdered wig, which was too small for his head" (V.396). The story of these first few weeks concerns Boswell's exploration of the world of actuality...
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Life of Johnson

James Boswell - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 1492 pages
...to talk of a book when the authour 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 cleaths looked very rusty; he had on a little old shrivelled unpowdered wig, which was too small for...
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britain in modern times

1953
...furniture and morning dress," wrote Boswell, " 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 his head; his shirt -neck and knees of his breeches were loose ; his black worsted stockings ill drawn up ; and he...
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