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" By inscribing this slight performance to you, I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the public, that I have lived many years in intimacy with you. It may serve the interests of mankind also to inform them,... "
Representative English Dramas from Dryden to Sheridan - Page 323
edited by - 1914 - 459 pages
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The Orphan: Or, The Unhappy Marriage. A Tragedy

Thomas Otway - English drama - 1797 - 109 pages
...public, that I fia-vc lived many years in intimacy with you. It may serve the interests of manhind also to inform them, that the greatest wit may be...thank you for your partiality to this performance. The undertahing a Comedy, not merely sentimental, was very dangerous ; and Mr. Cohnan, who saw this piece...
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Bell's British Theatre: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays, Volume 9

English drama - 1797
...the public, that I have lived many years in intimacy wi1hyou. It may serve the interests of manhind also to inform them, that the greatest wit may be...unaffected piety. I have, particularly, reason to tltanh you for your partiality to this performance. The undertahing a Comedy, not merely sentimental,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...I do not-mean EO much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the publick, that I have lived many years in intimacy with you....character, without impairing the most unaffected piety.'' 1773. Johnson observed, that there were very few books v—v—' printed in Scotland before the Union....
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Percy, Thomas Campbell - 1809
...COVENT-GARDEN : FIRST PRINTED IN 1772. Vol. II R DEDICATION. TO SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D. DEAR SIR, B Y inscribing this slight performance to you, I do not...I have, particularly, reason to thank you for your par^ tiality to this performance. The undertaking a Comedy, not merely sentimental, was very dangerous...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...slight performance to you, I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the public, that I have lived many years...character, without impairing the most unaffected piety. i I have, particularly, reason to thank you for your partiality to this performance. The undertaking...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...performance to you," he says, " I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour, to inform the public, that I have lived many years...character, without impairing the most unaffected piety." Of this play, which made its appearance at Covent-Garden, late in the season, and was very successful,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1817
...not menu so ranch to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the public, that 1 have lived many years in intimacy with you. It may...inform them, that the greatest wit may be found in a rhsracler, without impairing the most unaffected piety." || See an account of this learned and respectable...
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Miscellaneous poems. Dramatic poems

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1820
...slight performance to you, I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the public, that I have lived many years...character, without impairing the most unaffected piety. v I have, particularly, reason to thank you for your partiality to this performance. The undertaking...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the publick, that I have lived many •years in intimacy with you....character, without impairing the most unaffected piety." He had seen a complete collection of them ia the possession of the Hon. Archibald Campbell, a non-juring...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

Edmond Malone - 1821
...I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the publick, that I have lived many years in intimacy with you....character, without impairing the most unaffected piety." 2 See an account of this learned and respectable gentleman, and of his curious work on the Middle State,...
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