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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 Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837
...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...tell me, a good scholar, though he does not show it I nave given him the parsonage of • the parish; and oecause I know his value, have settled upon him...
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The Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842
...if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. 'My friend,' says Sir Roger, • found me mmerce, as they are distinguished by their different...languages. Sometimes I am jostled among a body of iL I have given him the parsonage of the parish; and oecause I know his value, have settled upon him...
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Sir Roger de Coverley, by the Spectator, the notes by W.H. Wills

Joseph Addison - 1850 - 227 pages
...underftood a little of Back-Gammon. My Friend, fays Sir ROGER, found me out this Gentleman, who, befides the Endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good Scholar, though he does not fhew it : I have given him the Parfonage of the Parim ; and becaufe I know his Value have fettled upon...
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A Book for a Corner: Or, Selections in Prose and Verse from ..., Volume 1

1852
...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...parsonage of the parish ; and, because I know his value, hav« settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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...have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and, hecause I know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall...
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Sir Roger de Coverley

Joseph Addison - 1852 - 233 pages
...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...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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Sir Roger de Coverley

Joseph Addison - 1852 - 233 pages
...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...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 upon...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ...

Spectator The - 1853
...if possible, a man that understood a little of hack-gammon. " My friend," says Sir ROGER, " found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he u. He has now been with me thirty years ; and, though he does not know I have taken notice of it, has...
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The Young Man's Book of Elegant Prose: Comprising Selections from the ...

1853 - 320 pages
...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...of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he docs not show it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp ..., Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1854
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend (says Sir Rogcr) 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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