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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 English Illustrated Magazine

1886
...who, besides the endowment* required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, tho' he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon THE GREY PAD. From a Drawing b H DGH THOMSON. ordinary colours. As I was walking with him last night,...
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Days with Sir Roger de Coverly

Joseph Addison - 1886 - 82 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 of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, tho' he does not shew it : I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I THE GRAY PAD....
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1887 - 638 pages
...67-70. a rlenoman . . . harkgammon. What is there humorous in Sir Rogers ideal of a clergyman ? 133 value, have settled upon him a good annuity* for life....me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than7s perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty years, and, though he does'' not know...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1888 - 638 pages
...possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. "My friend," says Sir Roger, "found me out this 7= gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of...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 65. insulted with Latin and Greek,...
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Selections from the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1892 - 220 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...a good scholar, though he does not show it. I have I given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a good...
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Selections from Addison and Goldsmith: For Use in Schools & Classes

Henry Norman Hudson - 1892 - 69 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 of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though lie does not show it : I have given him the parsonage of the parish; and, because I know his value,...
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Pictures from English Literature

Sara A. Hamlin - 1892 - 152 pages
...sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar. " I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him...
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Pictures from English Literature

Sara A. Hamlin - 1892 - 152 pages
...out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar. "I have given him the parsonage of the parish; and because I know his value, I have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Eustace Budgell - 1892 - 148 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, i good scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Eustace Budgell - 1892 - 148 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, 4 good scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because...
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