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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 British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - 1823
...if possible a man that understood a little of back-gammon. ' My friend, cays 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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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 2

1824
...and, 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...settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives inc, he shall find that he was higher in my esNo. 106. THE SPECTATOR. 255 teem than perhaps he thinks...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1825 - 372 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 required...higher in my esteem th-an perhaps he thinks he is. He ha* now been with me thirty years ; and though he does not know I have taken r;otice of it, has never,...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1829 - 407 pages
...temper ; 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 required...me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem "'an perhaps he thinks he is. lie has now been with me thirty years; and though he does not know I...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 20

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...passages as are true in old authors and settlniij such as are told after different manners. Additon. I have given him the parsonage of the parish, and,...value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. Id. Spectator. A government, upon such occasions, is always Illicit before it settles. Id. Freeholder....
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 2

1832
...and, 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...parish; and because I know his value, have settled upon liim a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than...
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The Young Man's Book of Elegant Prose: Comprising Selections from the ...

1836 - 320 pages
...if possible, a man that understood a little of baSkgammon. " My friend," says Sir Roger, "found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, hare settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher...
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Spectator (The)

1836 - 714 pages
...tell me, a good scholar, though he does not hew it. I have given him the patronage of the larish ; ed his fine clothes, made two or three feint passes...curtain with his cane, then faced about and appeared han perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with le thirty years ; and though he does not know I ave...
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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Volumes 1-2

1836
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. 'My friend,' says Sir Roger, 'found me rtle might easily have construed into a black horse...his wits upon some such trivial occasion. My friend, oi the parish; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1836
...and, if possible, a man that under, stood something of backgammon. My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though be does not show it : I have given him the parsonage of the parish; and, because I know his value,...
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