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" A LITTLE dinner, not more than the Muses, with all the guests clever, and some pretty, offers human life and human nature under very favourable circumstances. "
Young England: Being Vivian Grey, Coningsby, Sybil, Tancred - Page 36
by Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield) - 1904
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Collected edition of the novels and tales by ... B. Disraeli, Volume 2

1870
...Monmouth made hfm a bow, not so formal a one as in the morning, but still a bow, and said, ' I hope yon liked your drive.' CHAPTER VI. A LITTLE dinner, not...sociability. Although there was really only one thought in everv male mind present, still, regard for the ladies, and some little apprehension of the servants,...
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Principles of Rhetoric and Their Application

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1878 - 317 pages
...preposition, a Omission of , T , TI necessary noun, or some other word or words. tor words. , example : — " A little dinner, not more than the Muses, with all...pretty, offers human life and human nature under very favorable circumstances." 2 "In this he ["Lord Plunket] closely resembled the greatest of advocates...
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Principles of Rhetoric ...

Adams Sherman Hill - 1878
...omission of a preposition, a necessary noun, or some other word or words, lor words. , example: — " A little dinner, not more than the Muses, with all...pretty, offers human life and human nature under very favorable circumstances." 2 "In this he [Lord Plunket] closely resembled the greatest of advocates...
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Coningsby

Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield) - 1881
...guests, was just visible in the distance. Ho was soon overtaken. Perceiving Coningsby, Lord Monmonth made him a bow, not so formal a one as in the morning,...the host was entirely well-bred, never selfish in lit.Uo things, and always contributed his quota to the general fund of polished sociability. Although...
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Novels and tales. (Hughenden ed.)

Benjamin Disraeli (earl of Beaconsfield.) - 1881
...Monmouth made him a bow, not so formal a one as in the morning, but still a bow, and said, ' I hope yon liked your drive.' CHAPTER VI. A LITTLE dinner, not...and some pretty, offers human life and human nature nnder very favourable circumstances. Tn the present instance, too, every one was anxious to please,...
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Wit and Wisdom

Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield) - English prose literature - 1881 - 382 pages
...partaking of his own dainties as if he were eating bread and cheese at a country inri.—Endymion. A little dinner not more than the Muses, with all...human nature under very favourable circumstances.— Coningsby. Lady Fitz-pompey determined that the young Duke should make his ddbut at once, and at her...
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Essentials of English for Schools, Colleges, and Private Study

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1884 - 314 pages
...temperament.—Bulwer. South, as great a wit as a preacher, has separated the superior and the domestic.—D'lsraeli. A little dinner, not more than the Muses, with all...pretty, offers* human life and human nature under very favorable circumstances.—D'Israeli. Studied conciseness is liable to become obscure. Emerson's frugality...
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The Structure of English Prose: A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric

John George Repplier McElroy - English language - 1885 - 339 pages
...the evident meaning of the sentence might supply, were the sense only clear,—may be omitted; as, A little dinner, not more than the Muses, with all...pretty, offers human life and human nature under very favorable circumstances. 2 (3) The structure of the sentence as a whole may be too compact; as, Above...
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The Writer: Being One of a Series of Handbooks Upon Practical Expression, a ...

George Lansing Raymond, George Post Wheeler - English language - 1893 - 203 pages
...added eodem flatu,' Yes; how very PRETTY! ' " The same result may follow upon undue brevity ; eg, " A little dinner not more than the Muses, with all...pretty, offers human life and human nature under very favorable circumstances." — Ben}. Disraeli. This is inadequate, because the meaning would be a puzzle...
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Benjamin Disraeli: an unconventional biography

Wilfrid Meynell - 1903 - 520 pages
...his cook; but Disraeli was able, after some of these attempts of his own, to reflect, with Coningsby: "A little dinner — not more than the Muses — with...pretty, offers human life and human nature under very favorable circumstances." During his brief tenancy of 19 Curzon Street — a street close on that quarter...
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