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" ... the university to find him out a clergyman rather of plain sense than much learning, of a good aspect, a clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon.  "
Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ... - Page 203
1804
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend (says Sir Roger) found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1817 - 407 pages
...and if possible, a man who understood a little back gammon. — My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this gentleman ; •who, besides the endowments...me, a good scholar, .though he does not show it. I hare given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson, Volume 36

British essayists - 1819
...if possible, a man that understood a little of back-gammon. ' My friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - 1819 - 360 pages
...and, if possible, a man who understood a little back gammon. — My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this. gentleman ; who, besides the endowments...him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall'fiud that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...and if possible, a man who understood a little back gammon — My friend, says bir Roger, found me out this gentleman ; who, besides the endowments required...given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because 1 know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...gammon.— My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this gent lorn m ; who, besides the endowments requited of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he...given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because 1 know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that...
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The English and French Languages Compared in Their Grammatical Constructions ...

William Driverger - 1820
...possible, a man that uuderstood a little of back-gammon. — "My friend," says Sir Roger, " found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar. He has now been with me thirty years, and has never in all tbat time asked me any thing for himself,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...and, if possible, a man who understood a little back gammon. — My friend, say? Sir linger, found me out this gentleman ; who, besides the endowments required of him, is. they tell me, a pood scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him tlie parsonage of the parish ; and because...
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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

1822 - 771 pages
...friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of him, U, ps, for the reason above mentioned, namely, that a...not only Sylla the dictator, but several of the R cutDre* me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - 1823 - 372 pages
...if possible, a man who understood a little back-gammon. — My friend, says Sir Roger, found me oat this gentleman ; who, besides the endowments required...tell me, a good scholar, though he does not show it. 1 have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him...
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