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" Exert not your curiosity too early : it is in your power to make me grateful on certain terms. I have friends who are faithful ; but they do not bark before they bite.  "
The Lounger's Common-place Book: Or, Miscellaneous Anecdotes. A Biographic ... - Page 46
by Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - 1796
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Annual Register, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - 1759 - 516 pages
...two, or three, hundred pound bank notes, the next day, by the Penny-poll. Exert not your curiolity too early ; it is in your power to make me grateful...but they do not bark before they bite. I am, &c. F.' Very foon after this his Grace received a third letter, as follows. The Duke was plcafed to attend...
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Continuation of the Complete History of England, [1748-60], Volume 2

Tobias Smollett - 1760 - 496 pages
...fend two or three hundred pound bank-notes, the next day by the penny poft. Exert not your curiofity too early ; it is in your power to make me grateful...not bark before they bite. I am, &c. F." The duke determined, if poffible, to unveil this myftery, repaired to the Abbey at the time prefcribed, and...
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Annual Register of World Events, Volume 1

1764 - 524 pages
...penny-poft. Exert not your curiofit) too early ; it is in your power to make me graceful on certain rerms. I have friends who are faithful, but they do not bark before they bite. I am, &c. F." The Duke was pleafed to attend a itcond time, at the place and hour appointed, and walked five or fix minutes...
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A Collection of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Trials ..., Volume 2

1776 - 718 pages
...fend two or three hundred pound bank notes, the next day by the penny poft; exert not your curiofity too early ; it is in. your power to make me grateful...terms. I have friends who are faithful, but they do not baik before they bite. I am, &c. &c, F, *' "V^OU receive this as an acknowledg•*• ment of your...
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The History of England from the Revolution to the Death of George ..., Volume 4

Tobias Smollett - 1785 - 486 pages
...fend two or three hundred pound banknotes the next day by the penny-poft. Exert not your curiofity too early ; it is in your power to make me grateful...bark before they bite. I am, &c. « F." The duke, determined, if poffible, to unveil this myftery, repaired to the Abbey at the time prefcribed, and,...
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The New wonderful magazine, and marvellous chronicle ..., Volume 3, Issues 37-48

512 pages
...fend, two or three hundred pound bank Notes, the next day by the penny-poft ; exert not your curiofity too early it is in your power to make me grateful...but they do not bark before they bite. " I am, &c. The duke likewife anfwered this invitation, by appearing in Weftminfter-abbey on the following Sunday:...
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Eight Historical Tales, Curious and Instructive ...

J. W - 1801 - 308 pages
...send two or three hundred pound bank-notes the next day by the penny-post. Exert not your curiosity too early : it is in your power to make me grateful...bark before they bite. " I am, &c.' " F." The duke, determining, if possible, to unveil this mystery, repaired to the abbey at the time prescribed ; and,...
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The New Wonderful Museum, and Extraordinary Magazine: Being a Complete ...

William Granger - 1802 - 672 pages
...fend two or three hundred pound bank-notes the next day by the penny-poft. Exert not your curiofity too early : it is in your power to make me grateful...bark before they bite. I am, &c.— F." The Duke, determining, if poflible, to unveil this myftery, repaired to the abbey at the time prefcribed; and,...
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The History of England: From the Revolution to the Death of George the ...

Tobias Smollett - 1810 - 580 pages
...send two or three hundred pound bank notes the next day by the penny post. Exert not your curiosity too early : it is in your power to make me grateful...not bark before they bite. " i am, &c. F." The duke, determining, if possible, to unveil this mystery, repaired to the. Abbel at the time prescribed; and,...
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The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to ..., Volume 11

David Hume - 1810 - 576 pages
...send two or three hundred pound bank notes the next day by the penny post. Exert not your curiosity too early : it is in your power to make me grateful on certain terms. I hare friends who are faithful, but they do not bark before they bite. " I am, kc. F." The duke, determining,...
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