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" He had early in his life announced his claim to wit, and the women believed in it. He had besides given himself out for a man of great intrigue, with as slender pretensions ; yet the women believed in that too — one should have thought they had been... "
The Works, of the Right Honourable Sir Chas. Hanbury Williams ...: From the ... - Page 112
by Sir Charles Hanbury Williams - 1822
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The Works, of the Right Honourable Sir Chas. Hanbury Williams ..., Volume 2

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams - English literature - 1822
...incapable of explaining his ideas, that he said he had been beating his head against a WalTer. — W. Lord Chesterfield on his retirement, lived a great...quick in taking, " No wonder all the house adored your speaking." SAMUEL SANDYS. " Now, on Lord Wilmington I often wait, " Vers'd in affairs, methodically...
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Memoirs of the court of England from ... 1688 to the death of ..., Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...to wit, and the women believed in it. He had, besides, given himself out for a man of great intrigue with as slender pretensions ; yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular. It was not his fault if he had not wit : nothing exceeded * Letter to his Son, No. 247. -j- Walpole's...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to ..., Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1843
...to wit, and the women believed in it. He had, besides, given himself out for a man of great intrigue with as slender pretensions ; yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular. It was not his fault if he had not wit : nothing exceeded Letter to his Son, No. 247. f Walpole's...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1845
...to wit, and the women believed in it. He had besides given himself out for a man of great intrigue, with as slender pretensions ; yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular! It was not his fault if he had not wit; nothing exceeded his efforts in that point; and though they...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 6

1845
...wit, and the women believed in it. — He had besides given himself out for a man of great intrigue, with as slender pretensions ; yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular ! It was not his fault if he had not wit ; nothing exceeded his efforts in l hat point ; and though...
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The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors: 1730-1784

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1902
...to wit, and the women believed in it. He had besides given himself out for a man of great intrigue, with as slender pretensions; yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular ! It was not his fault if he had not wit; nothing exceeded his efforts in that point ; and though they...
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Memoirs of the court of England during the reigns of William and Mary, Queen ...

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1901
...to wit, and the women believed in it. He had, besides, given himself out for a man of great intrigue with as slender pretensions, yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular. It was not his fault if he had not wit ; nothing exceeded his efforts in that point ; and though they...
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Memoirs of the Court of England: During the Reigns of William and ..., Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1901
...to wit, and the women believed in it. He had, besides, given himself out for a man of great intrigue with as slender pretensions, yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular. It was not his fault if he had not wit; nothing exceeded his efforts in that point; and though they...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1845
...to wit, and the women believed in it. He had besides given himself out for a man of great intrigue, with as slender pretensions ; yet the women believed...more competent judges of merit in that particular! It was not his fault if he had not wit ; nothing exceeded his efforts in that point ; and though they...
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