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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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Essays from Addison

Joseph Addison - 1907 - 112 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...was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he 20 is. He has now been with me thirty years ; and, though he does not know I have taken notice of it,...
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Sir Roger de Coverley: Essays from the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1908 - 64 pages
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend, says 25 Sir Roger, found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...life. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was 5 higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty years, and, though...
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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 1

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - 1910
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. ' My friend (said Sir Roger) found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...of the parish; and because I know his value, have set upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was Mgher in my esteem...
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Hospital Sketches

Robert Swain Peabody - 1916 - 90 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...parish; and because I know his value, have settled on him a good annuity for life. . . . At his first settling with me, I made him a present of all the...
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The English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts

William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane - 1916 - 471 pages
...understood a little of backgammon. "My friend," says Sir Roger, " found me out this gentleman, who, beside the endowments required of him, is, they tell me,...scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him the patronage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life....
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Sentence and Theme: Composition for the First Year of High School

Charles Henshaw Ward - 1917 - 371 pages
...age, it is easy for a stander-by to observe a secret concern in the looks of all his servants. 350. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than he thinks he is. 352. The walls of his hall are covered with the horns of several kinds of deer, which...
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Sentence and Theme: A Foundation for High-school Rhetoric

Charles Henshaw Ward - 1917 - 384 pages
...age, it is easy for a stander-by to observe a secret concern in the looks of all his servants. 350. If he outlives me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than he thinks he is. 352. The walls of his hall are covered with the horns of several kinds of deer, which...
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Selections from The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1961 - 248 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 patronage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life....
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Selections from the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1960 - 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...scholar, though he does not show it. I have given him the patronage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life....
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 12

1843
...if possible, a man that understood a little of barkgammon. ' My fficnd,' says Sir Roger, 'found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does riot show it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and, because I know his value, have settled...
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