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" ... and he was endless in consultations ; for when after much discourse a point was settled, if he could find a new jest to make even that which was suggested by himself seem ridiculous, he could not hold, but would study to raise the credit of his wit,... "
Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: With the Suppressed Passages of the ... - Page 466
by Gilbert Burnet, Sir Thomas Burnet, Martin Joseph Routh - 1823
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

Edmond Malone - 1800
...Yet he went into the worst part of King Charles's reign. The liveliness of his imagination was always too hard for his judgment. A severe jest was preferred...jest, to make even that which was suggested by himself ridiculous, he could not hold, but would study to raise the credit of his wit, though it made others...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1800
...a point was settled, if he could find a new jest, to make even that which was suggested by himself ridiculous, he could not hold, but would study to raise the credit of hi* wit, though it made others call his judgment in question. When he talked to me, as a philosopher,...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...was always too hard for his judgment. A severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever; and he was endless in consultations : for when, after...though it made others call his judgment in question. When he talked to me, as a philosopher, of the contempt of the world ; I asked him ' what he meant...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...yet he went into the worst part of king Charles's reign. The liveliness of his imagination was always too hard for his judgment. A severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever ; and he was endless in consultations : for when, after much discourse, a point was settled,...
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The Works of John Dryden,: The life of John Dryden

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - 1808
...his, handed down by his contemporaries. Burnet says, " The liveliness of his imagination was always too hard for his judgment. A severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever; and he was endless in consultations; for when, after much discourse, a point was settled,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...his, handed down by his contemporaries. Burnet says, " The liveliness of his imagination was always too hard for his judgment. A severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever; and he was endless in consultations ; for when, after much discourse, a point was settled,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 8

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...his, handed down by his contemporaries. Burnet says, " The liveliness of his imagination was always too hard for his judgment. A severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever; and he was endless in consultations ; for when, after much discourse, a point was settled,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 27

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...judgment. His severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever; and he was endless in council ; for, when after much discourse a point was settled, if he could find a new jest, whereby he could make that which was digested by himself seem ridiculous, he could not hold, but would...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1816
...judgment. His severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever; and he was endless in council ; for, when after much discourse a point was settled, if he could find a new jest, whereby he could make that which was digested by himself seem ridiculous, he could not hold, but would...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 27

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...judgment. His severe jest was preferred by him to all arguments whatever; and he was endless in council; for, when after much discourse a point was settled, if he could find a new jest, whereby he could make that which was digested by himself seem ridiculous, he could not hold, but would...
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