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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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Representative Biographies of English Men of Letters

Charles Townsend Copeland, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey - Authors, English - 1909 - 642 pages
...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...Wednesday, May 15. "Pray (said I,) let us have Dr. Johnson."—"What with Mr. Wilkes? not for the world, (said Mr. Edward Dilly;) Dr. Johnson would never...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1852
...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...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15. "Pray," said I, "let us have Dr. Johnson." — " What, with...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...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...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15.1 "Pray," said I, "let us have Dr. Johnson." "What, with Mr....
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...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...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15.* "Pray," said I, "let us have Dr. Johnson." "What, with Mr....
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The Cambridge history of English literature. 11. The period of the French ...

Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller - English literature - 1914
...Dillys — the big house in the Poultry — "at whose hospitable and wellcovered table," says Boswell, "I have seen a greater number of literary men, than...at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds." Thomas Cadell, too, the successor of Andrew Millar, celebrated the completion of Gibbon's Decline and...
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boswell's life of johnson

charles grosvenor osgood - 1917
...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...Wednesday, May 15. 'Pray (said I,) let us have Dr. Johnson.'—'What with Mr. Wilkes? not for the world, (said Mr. Edward Dilly:) Dr. Johnson would never...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English literature - 1909 - 599 pages
...— the big house in the Poultry — 'at whose hospitable and well-covered table,' says Boswell, ' I have seen a greater number of literary men, than...at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds.' Thomas Cadell, too, the successor of Andrew Millar, celebrated the completion of Gibbon's Decline and...
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