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" of the Muses; for, if you look into ancient authors, you will find it was their opinion, that there were nine of them." " I remember it very well," said I; " but pray proceed." Or Phoebus' self in petticoats. " Phoebus," says he, " was the god of Poetry.... "
The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson - Page 100
by British essayists - 1819
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 3

Sir Richard Steele - 1728
...all of a fudden, into the Familiar; in Petticoats ! THAT is, fays he, you feem a Sifter of the Mnfess for if you look into ancient Authors, you will find...it Was their Opinion, that there were nine of them. Iremember it very well, faid I, but pray proceed. Or Phoebus yd/ in Petticoats. OrPhoebus/e(/ \n Petticoats....
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 3

Sir Richard Steele - England - 1754
...ef the Nine, THAT it, fays he, you feem a Sifter of the Mufes; for if you look into antiem Author.j, you will find it was their Opinion, that there were Nine of them. I remember it very well, faid I: but pray proceed. Or Phoebus' felf in Prtticoats. PHOEBUS, lays he, wa» the God of Poetry....
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 3

1785
...you feem a finer ' of the Mufes; for, if you look int« • ancient authors, you will find it wai ' their opinion, that there were nine of ' them.'—' I remember it very well,' faid I: ' but pray proceed.' • Or I'hcbus' felf in petticoats. ' Phoebus,' fays he, ' was the god...
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The Tatler, Volume 3

Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...he; ' but mind the next: ' You seem a sister of the Nine, ' That is,' says he, ' you seem a sister of the Muses; for, if you look into ancient authors,...find it was their opinion, that there were nine of tTiem.'—' I remember it very well,' said I;' but pray proceed.' ' Or Phoebus' self in petticoats....
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

English essays - 1804
...tister of the Nine, That is, says he, you seem a sister of the Muses; for, if you look into antient authors, you will find it was their opinion, that there were nine of them. \ remember it very well, said I: but pray proceed. Or Phaebcs' telf in petticoat!. Phoebus, says he,...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, a New Ed., with ..., Volume 2

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...(says he:) but mind the next:' ' You seem a sister of the Nine.' c That is, (says he) you seem a sister of the Muses; for if you look into ancient authors,...remember it very well, (said I;) but pray proceed.' ' Or Phwbus' self in petticoats.' ' Phoebus (says he) was the god of poetry. These little instances, Mr....
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 4

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...sister of the Nine, " That is," says he, " you seem a sister of the Muses; for, if you look into antient authors, you will find it was their opinion, that...remember it very well," said I; " but pray proceed." Or Phoslms' self in petticoats. " Phoebus," says he, " was the god of Poetry. These little instances,...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 3-4

British essayists - 1823
...says he; ' but mind the next. You teem a sister of the Nine, ' That is,' says he, ' you seem a sister of the Muses; for, if you look into ancient authors,...was the god of Poetry. These little instances, Mr. Bickerstaff, show a gentleman's reading. Then to take off from the air of learning, which Phoebus and...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...says he ; " but mind the next. You seem a sister of the Nine, " That is," says he, " you seem a sister of the Muses : for, if you look into ancient authors,...remember it very well," said I; " but pray proceed." Or Phœbus's self in petticoats. " Phœbus," says he, " was the god of Poetry. These little instances,...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...look inti authors, you will find it was their opinion that there were niiie of them.' ' I romembcr it very well,' said I ; ' but pray proceed.' * Or Phoebus' self in petticoats.' ' Phcebus,' says lie, ' was the god of pot-trv. These few instances, Mr. Bickei ehew a gcutlema'n'tí...
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