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" if the courtiers give me a watch that won't go right?' Then he instructed a young nobleman that the best poet in England was Mr. Pope (a Papist), who had begun a translation of Homer into English verse, for which, he said, he must have them all subscribe.... "
Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical ... - Page 400
by John Nichols - 1812
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...requests. " Then he instructed-a young nobleman that the best poet in Łnglandms " Mr. Pope (a papist), vho had begun a translation of Homer into English " verse, for which he must have /Jiem att jvlscribt; for, says be, the author " shall not begin to print till / hive a thousand guineas...
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Swiftiana [ed. by G.H. Wilson].

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804
...vans too fast. " Hoiu can I help it" says the Doctor, " if the courtiers give me a watch that -won't go right ?" Then he instructed a young nobleman, that...of Homer into English verse, for which he must have 'em all subscribe ; " for," says he, " the author shall not begin to print till / have a thousand guineas...
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Swiftiana ...

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804
...fast. " How can I help it" says the Doctor, " if the courtiers give me a watch that won't go right f" Then he instructed a young nobleman, that the best...of Homer into English verse, for which he must have 'em all subscribe ; " for," says he, " the author shall not begin to print till / have a thousand guineas...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...and business, and acted as master of requests. « Then he instructed a young nobleman that the lest poet in England was " Mr. Pope (a papist), who had...verse, for which he must have them all subscribe', ior, says be, the author " shall not begin to print till / fuvt a thousand guineas for him." About...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 10

Jonathan Swift - 1808
...was too fast.* ' How can I help it,' says the doctor, ' if the courtiers give me a watch that won't go right ?' Then he instructed a young nobleman, that...verse, for which ' he must have them all subscribe ;' c for,' says he, ' the author shall not begin to print till I have a thousand guineas for him.'...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...prayers, 'i Dr. Swift was the principal man of talk and " business, and acted as master of request. — Then " he instructed a young nobleman that the best...Poet " in England was Mr. Pope (a papist), who had be" gun a translation of Homer into English verse, for " which he must have them all subscribe ; for,...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...prayers, " Dr. Swift was the principal man of talk and " business, and acted as master of request. — Then " he instructed a young nobleman that the best...Poet " in England was Mr. Pope (a papist), who had be" gun a translation of Homer into English verse, for " which he must have them all subscribe ; for,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 526 pages
...and bu>inc&s, and acted as muster of requests. — Then he instructed a young nobleman that the beat poet in England was Mr. Pope (a papist), who had begun a translation of Homer into Knglish verve, for which he imut have them all subscribe; for, says be, the author shall not begin...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 9

1813
...tillinEf the time of the day, complained it was very late. A gentleman said, ' he was too fast.' ' How can I help it,' says the Doctor, ' if the Courtiers...best Poet in England was Mr. Pope (a Papist), who had began a translation of Homer into English Verse ; for which « he must have them all subscribe;' for...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift...

Jonathan Swift - 1813
...was loo fast.' ' How can I help it,' says the doctor, ' if the courtiers give me a watch that won't go right?' Then he instructed a young nobleman, that the best poet in England was Mr. Tope, (a papist,) who had begun a translation of Homer into English verse, for which ' he must have...
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