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" I conceived an irresistible wish, if possible, to bring Dr. Johnson and Mr. Wilkes together. How to manage it, was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered table... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 182
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1835
...of motive for this incivility to Mr. I. Wilkes but disgust at his brother's political principles.] My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly...whose hospitable and well-covered table I have seen a greats-r number of literary men than at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds, had invited...
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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 1

1839
...Boswell contrived the meeting was as follows:—" My worthy booksellers and friends," says he," Messrs. Dilly in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered...Wilkes and some more gentlemen, on Wednesday May 15 [ 1776]. ' Pray,' said I, 'let us have Dr. Johnson.' ' V'hat! with Mr. Wilkes? not for the world!'...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1843
...of motive for this incivility to Mr. I. Wilkes but disgust at his brother's political principles.] My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly...gentlemen on Wednesday, May 15. "Pray," said I, "let us hve Dr. Johnson." "What, with Mr. Wilkes? not for the world," said Mr. Edward Dilly: " Dr. Johnson...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1863
...possible, to bring Dr. Johnson and Mr. Wilkes together. How to manage it was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly...men, than at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Eeynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. "Wilkes and some other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15. "Pray,"...
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Shadows of the Old Booksellers

Charles Knight - Booksellers and bookselling - 1865 - 320 pages
...worthy booksellers and friends, Messrs. Dilly, in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well covered table I have seen a greater number of literary men...at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds." Their parties included men of all creeds, political and religious. They were Nonconformists; but in...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pages
...How to manage it was a nice and dilh'cult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Duly in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered...seen a greater number of literary men than at any Bother, except that of Sir Joshua Keynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 pages
...to bring Dr. Johnson and Mr. Wilkes together. How to manage it was a nice and dith'cult matter. Sly worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly in...at whose hospitable and well-covered table I have scen a greater number of literary men than at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds, had invited...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...he did the deed, let him also tell the story: it is not often that Achilles can be his own Homer. " My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15 (1776). 'Pray,' said I, 'let us have Dr. Johnson.'—'What, with...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - Authors, English - 1874 - 441 pages
...: he did the deed, let him also tell the story: it is not often that Achilles can be his own Homer. "My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15 (1776). 'Pray,' said I, 'let us have Dr. Johnson.'—'What, with...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

1879 - 319 pages
...delighted in that intellectual chemistry which can separate good qualities from evil in the same person. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly,...literary men than at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Kcynolds's, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkcs and some more gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15th. " Pray,"...
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