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" This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords. "
Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of the Rambler ... - Page 332
by Nathan Drake - 1809 - 499 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...refrain from expreffing himfelf concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom: " This man (faid he) I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords ! " And when his Letters to his natural fon were publifhed, he obferved, that " they teach the morals...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : ' This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits ; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords'!' And when his Letters to his humour; but by no means reply in the same way ; which only shows that you...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom: 'This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords*!' And when his Letters to his humour ; but by no means reply in the same way ; which only shows that...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...refrainr from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : " This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits ; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords !" And when his Letters to his natural son were published, he observed, that "'they teach the morals...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - 1809
...assail, Pridr, envy, waut, the garret, and the jail : was thus altered, Pride, envy, want, the -Pad-on, and the jail : and speaking of him to his friends,...he, " the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing- master." In August 1754, Johnson visited Oxford, for the express purpose of examining the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 pages
...discarded patron, but publicly expressed his opinion of him with pointed severity. " This man," he used to say, " I thought, had been a lord among wits, but I find he is only a wit among lords." When the " Letters to his Son " appeared, many years afterwards, * he observed, with more justice,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : " This man (said he) I thought had been, a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords !" And when his letters to his natural snn were published, he observed, that " they teach the morals...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : " This man," said he, " I thought had been a lord among wits, but I find he is only a vOL. u. c wit among lords !" And when bis letters to his natural son were published, he observed, "...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : " This man," said he, " I thought had been a lord among wits, but I find he is only a wit among lords !" And when his letters to iiis natural son were published, he observed, "thqr teach the morals of...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...not refrain from expressinghimself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom : This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits ; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords !" And when his Letters to his natural son were published, he observed, that " they teach the morals...
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