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" When upon some slight encouragement, I first visited your lordship, I was overpowered, like the rest of mankind, by the enchantment of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ... - Page 210
by James Boswell - 1822
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 554 pages
...of your addrefs ; and could not forbear to wifh that I might boaft myfelf Le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre? — that I might obtain that regard for which I faw the world contending ; but I found my attendance fo little encouraged, that neither pride nor modefty...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 652 pages
...addrefs, and could not ** forbear to wifh, that I might boaft myfelf .** le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre\ that I " might obtain that regard for which I faw " the world contending. But I found my " attendance fo little encouraged, that neither " pride,...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 7

1796 - 512 pages
...by your addrels, and could not forbear to wifh that I might boaft myfelf Le vainqueur dit vainqueur de la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which I faw the world contending ; but I found my attendance fo little encouraged, that neither pride nor modefty...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 594 pages
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vninqueur du vaiitqueur de la terre; — that I might obtain that regard for...it.— When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, -I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar fan possess....
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 238 pages
...your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself Le vainguieur itu 'vainguier dc la terre, that I might obtain that regard for which...nor modesty would suffer me to continue it. When I bad once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 328 pages
...your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le liainqueur an valnijueur de h la terre, 'that I might obtain that regard for which...continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess —...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 350 pages
...address, and could not " forbear to wish, that I might boast myself " le vainqutur du vainqueur de le terre ; that I " might obtain that regard for which I saw the " world contending. But I found my attend" ance so little encouraged, that neither pride " nor modesty would suffer me to continue it....
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius, Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - 1808 - 768 pages
...of your address ; and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainqiteur du rainqueur de la, terre; that I might obtain that regard for...publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a r£> tired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that I could ; and no man is well pleased...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - 1808 - 568 pages
...rainqiieur dc la tcrre; that I might obtain that regard for which I saw tbe world contending;—but I found my attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would suffer me lo continue it. When 1 had once addressed your lordship in publick, I bad exhausted all the art of...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - 1809 - 520 pages
...your address; and could not forbear to wish that 1 might boast myself Le rainquenr du vainqueur dc la terre ; — that I might obtain that regard for...continue it. When I had once addressed your Lordship in public!;, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess....
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