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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 Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...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...annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty years; and...
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Life of the Most Reverend John Hughes, D.D.: First Archbishop of New York ...

John Rose Greene Hassard - 1866 - 519 pages
...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...they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not show it.'"—Spectator, No. 108. of which legacies were to be paid, for the foundation and endowment of...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1888
...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...his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for Me. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is....
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1872 - 776 pages
...me, a gooj scholar, though he does not show it. I have pi ven him the parsonage of the parish ; īnd, because I know his value, have settled upon him a...If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher m my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty years; and though he does...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - 1872 - 534 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...him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does r,nt show it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish; and, because I know his value, have set...
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Selections from Addison's Papers Contributed to the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1875 - 528 pages
...who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it: I have given him the parsonage of the parish ;...have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he 20 outlives me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has...
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Selections from Addison's papers contributed to the Spectator, ed. by T. Arnold

Joseph Addison - 1875
...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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Addison

Joseph Addison - 1875 - 528 pages
...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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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 3; Volume 79

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...and, if possible, a Man that understood a little of Back-Gammon. My Friend, says Sir ROOEB, found me be that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief ; affecting freewill in thin tho' he does not shew it. I have given him the Parsonage of the Parish ; and because I know his Value...
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The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record: For ..., Volume 29

1879
...clergyman rather of plain sense than much learning ; and Sir Roger says, ' My friend found me out a gentleman who, besides the endowments required of...tell me, a good scholar, though he does not show it. He has now been with me thirty years, and has never in all that time asked anything of me for himself,...
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