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" I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to open my plan thus : — 'Mr. Dilly, Sir, sends his respectful compliments to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honour to dine with him on... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 183
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - English literature - 1890 - 526 pages
...Dine with Jack Wilkes, Sir, I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch."* I therefore, while we were sitting me of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in a startling- metaphor, in a plausible r Duly, Sir, sends his respectful compliments to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honour...
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Life of James Boswell (of Auchinleck): With an Account of His ..., Volume 1

Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald - 1891
...Dine with Jack Wilkes, sir ? I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch ! ' I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to open my plans thus : ' Mr. Dilly, sir, sends his respectful compliments to you, and would be happy if you would...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 726 pages
..."Dine with Jack Wilkes Sir, I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." * I therefore, while we were sitting ommotion. Thus the story of Melancthon affords a striking lecture on the value of time, by i Duly, Sir, sends his respectful compliments to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honour...
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March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907
...Dine with Jack Wilkes, Sir ! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." * I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took...soon go to Scotland." JOHNSON : " Sir, I am obliged ) Mr. Dilly. I will wait upon him " BOSWELL : " Provided, Sir, I suppose, lat the company which he...
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Culture by Conversation

Robert Waters - Conversation - 1907 - 345 pages
...soon dine with Jack Ketch!" I, therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house one evening, took occasion to open my plan, thus: "Mr....Scotland." Johnson. Sir, I am obliged to Mr. Dilly. I shall wait upon him. Boswell. Provided, sir, I suppose, that the company he is to have be agreeable...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
..."Dine with Jack Wilkes? Sir, I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took...to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honor to dine with him on Wednesday next along with me, as I must 1 1776. soon go to Scotland." JOHNSON...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
..."Dine with Jack Wilkes? Sir, I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took...to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honor to dine with him on Wednesday next along with me, as I must 1 1776. soon go to Scotland." JOHNSON...
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An Anthology of Modern English Prose (1741 to 1892)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - English literature - 1911 - 450 pages
...Dine with Jack Wilkes, Sir! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch ". I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to open my pkn thus: " Mr. Dilly, Sir, sends his respectful compliments to you, and would be happy if you would...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Readers - 1916 - 344 pages
..."Dine with Jack Wilkes, Sir! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took...to you, and would be happy if you would do him the honor to dine with him on Wednesday next along with me, as I must soon go to Scotland." JOHNSON. "Sir,...
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Life of John Wilkes

Horace Bleackley - Great Britain - 1917 - 464 pages
...bookseller's invitation. " Mr. Dilly, sir, sends his respectful compliments to you," he began craftily, " and would be happy if you would do him the honour...I must soon go to Scotland." Johnson. " Sir, I am much obliged to Mr. Dilly. I will wait upon him." Boswell. " Provided, sir, I suppose, that the company...
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