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" Mr Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller, one day, when his nephew, a Guinea trader, came in. "Nephew," said Sir Godfrey, "you have the honour of seeing the two greatest men in the world. "
The Edinburgh Monthly Review - Page 341
1820
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Literary Criticisms and Other Papers

Horace Binney Wallace - 1856 - 478 pages
...one day when his nephew, a Guinea-trader, came in. "Nephew," said Sir Godfrey, " you have the honor of seeing the two greatest men in the world." " I don't know how great you may be," said the Guiueaman, " but I don't like yonr looks. I have often bought a man much better than both of you together,...
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Literary Criticisms and Other Papers

Horace Binney Wallace - 1856 - 468 pages
...in his " easychair." It is as capital a specimen of natural or accidental humor as history affords. Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller one day when his nephew, a Guinea-trader, came in. "Nephew," said Sir Godfrey, " you have the honor of seeing the two greatest...
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Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men. Collected from the ...

Joseph SPENCE - 1858 - 488 pages
...the builder of a convent in Placentia, " Vir fuit ista domus quod conditor indicat cjus."]— Spence. Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller one day, when...you may be, (said the Guinea-man,) but I don't like your looks : I have often bought a man, much better than both of you together, all muscles and bones,...
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Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - 1858 - 468 pages
...Vir fuit ista domus quod conditor indicat ejus."] — Spence. Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kncller one day, when his nephew, a Guinea trader came in....you may be, (said the Guinea-man,) but I don't like your looks : I have often bought a man, much better than both of you together, all muscles and bones,...
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Wit and Wisdom; Jokes, Conundrums, Sentiments, and Aphorisms

Wit - 1860 - 282 pages
...nuisance, and, as no one has a right to commit me, I move for a nonsuit." A Planter's Notion of a Man. — Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller one day, when his...Nephew," said Sir Godfrey, " you have the honour of seemg the two greatest men in the world." " I don't know how great you may be," said the Guinea man,...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1863 - 360 pages
...— I could not (at this time) have written at all. Adieu ! May you die as happy ! " Yours, &c." 1 " Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller one day, when...— ' I don't know how great you may be,' said the Guinea man, ' but I don't like your looks : I have often bought a man, much better than both of you...
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Out-door Papers

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - 1863 - 388 pages
...all, one feels a certain justice in Warburton's story of the Guinea trader, in Spence's Anecdotes. Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller one day, when...came in. " Nephew," said Sir Godfrey, " you have the honor of seeing the two greatest men in the world." " I don't know how great you may be," said the...
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Out-door Papers

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - 1863 - 380 pages
...all, one feels a certain justice in Warburton's story of the Guinea trader, in Spence's Anecdotes. Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller one day, when...came in. " Nephew," said Sir Godfrey, " you have the honor of seeing the two greatest men in the world." " I don't know how great you may be," said the...
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The Oxford Thackeray: With Illustrations, Issue 76, Volume 13

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1909 - 882 pages
...— I could not (at this time) have written at all. Adieu ! May you die as happy ! ' Yours," &c. 1 ' Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller one day, when...— " I don't know how great you may be," said the Guinea man, " but I don't like your looks : I have often bought a man, much better than both of you...
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Dublin University Magazine

George Herbert - 1866 - 722 pages
...Guinea trader, who one day called to pay him a visit when Pope was there. " Nephew," said the painter, "you have the honour of seeing the two greatest men in the world." The honest dealer in human flesh, looking at them in the light of so much marketable commodity, and...
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