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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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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1894 - 633 pages
...if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon.12 "My friend," says Sir Roger, "found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...he does not show it. I have given him the parsonage '3 of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from "The Spectator"

Joseph Addison - 1896 - 174 pages
...does not run into dairies, but reads upon the nature of good scholar, though he does not show it ; 1 1 have given him the parsonage of the parish, and, because...upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, lie shall find that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps lie thinks he is. He has now been with...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 1

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896 - 600 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 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...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from "The Spectator"

Joseph Addison - 1896 - 174 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 of him, is, they tell me, a 1 Addison does not mean a wit; what other definition is demanded here? Cf." Filling from time to time...
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Coverley Papers from the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1897 - 197 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...parish ; and because I know his value, have settled 20 upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem...
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Selections from the Spectator

1897 - 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...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 Spectator, Volume 2

George Gregory Smith - 1897
...Back-'Gammon, 'My Friend,' says Sir ROGER, 'found me out this Gentleman, who, besides the Endowments re' quired of him, 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

1897
...Bacfc'Gammon, 'My Friend/ says Sir ROGER, 'found me out this Gentleman, who, besides the Endowments re/ quired of him, 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 Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1898 - 249 pages
...possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this 5 gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of...they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not show it;1 I have given him the parsonage of the parish, and, because I know his value, have settled upon...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1898 - 249 pages
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend, Bays Sir Roger, found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of him. is, they tell 8 me, a good scholar, though he does not show it ;l I have given him the parsonage of the parish, and,...
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