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" HE appeared in countenance to be of a stern and rough temper; but in his conversation mild and affable; not given to loquacity, or much discourse in company, unless some urgent occasion required it; observing never to boast of himself, or his parts, but... "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 289
by Alexander Chalmers - 1813
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volume 8

1851
...temper, but in his conversation mild and affable ; not given to loquacity or much discourse in company, unless some urgent occasion required it; observing...never to boast of himself or his parts, but rather to seem low in his own eyes, and submit himself to the judgment of others. He had a sharp, quick eve,...
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