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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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Selections from Addison's Papers in the Spectator: Essay on "Addison,"

Joseph Addison - 1879
...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 mo, a good scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1880 - 638 pages
...possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. "My friend," says Sir Roger, "found me out this 70 gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of...the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his 65. insulted with Latin and Greek, etc. is mentioned by Shakespeare In the time of Sir Roger, the i...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ...

Joseph Addison - 1880
...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 of him, is, they tell rne, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 536 pages
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. "My friend," says Sir Roger, "found mo it was this : the knocking at the gate, which succeeds...and a depth of solemnity ; yet, however obstinately i in. i that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...who, besides the Endowru'Ttrequired of him, is, they tell me, a good Scholar, thó' he does not shew it. I have given him the Parsonage of the Parish ;...find that he was higher in my Esteem than perhaps he think» hi' is. He has now been with me thirty Years: and tho' ho <!•>••* not know I have taken...
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The Standard authors reader, arranged and annotated by the editor of 'Poetry ...

Griffith, Farran, Browne and co - 1883
...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...does not show it. I have given him the parsonage of this parish ; and because I know his value, I have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he...
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Sir Roger de Coverley. Reimpr. from The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1883
...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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Sixth, Or, Classic English Reader

William Swinton - 1885 - 608 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...scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him the parsonage2 of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life....
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

William Swinton - 1885
...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 gbod scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him the parsonage2 of the parish ; and because...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1886 - 638 pages
...possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. "My friend," says Sir Roger, "found me out this?t gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of...the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his 65. insnli,',i with Latin mid (!iwk, etc. I is mentioned by Shakespeare In the time of Sir Roger, the...
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