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" This nobleman, I say, is a prodigy, for he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty; a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others, beyond whatever I knew ; added to which a man of learning, courtesy and feeling. "
Anecdotes of the Aristocracy: And Episodes in Ancestral Story - Page 217
by Bernard Burke - 1849
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A sentimental journey through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne - 1802
...prodigy ; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty — a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others, beyond whatever I knew ; added to which, a man of learning, courtesy and feeling * — He heard me talk of thee, Eliza, with uncommon satisfaction...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on ..., Volume 2

1807
...is a prodigy; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty. A disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others, beyond...which, he is a man of learning, courtesy and feeling!" Letter V. to Eliza. The prefixed " Account of Sterne," is neat and satisfactory. Home Tooke refuted;...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...prodigy : for at 85 he has all the wit and promptness of a man of 30; a disposition to be pit-used, and a power to please others beyond whatever I Knew! added to which, a man of learning, tourtesv, and feeling." In tfie latter part of his life, this extraordinary nobleman...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author, Volume 6

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1814
...a prodigy ; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty. A disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others beyond whatever I knew : added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling. He heard me talk of thee, Eliza, with uncommon satisfaction...
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THE WORKS OF LAURANCE STERNE

LAURENCE STERNE - 1823
...is a prodigy; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty. A disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others beyond whatever I knew: added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling. He heard me talk of thee, Eliza, with uncommon satisfaction;—for...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne: In One Volume, with a Life of the Author

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1830 - 416 pages
...prodigy ; for at eightyfive he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty, — a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others beyond whatever I knew: added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling. He heard me talk of thee, Eliza, with uncommon satisfaction;...
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The Works of Laurence Sterne, in One Volume

Laurence Sterne - English literature - 1834 - 416 pages
...prodigy; for at eightyfive he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty, — a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others beyond whatever I knew: added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling. He heard me talk of thee, Eliza, with uncommon satisfaction;...
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Memoirs of the Late Dr. Henry Bathurst, Lord Bishop of Norwich, Volume 1

Henry Bathurst - 1837
...a prodigy ; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty ; a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others beyond...of learning, courtesy, and feeling." His Lordship married Catharine, daughter and heiress of Sir Peter Apsley, son and heir of Sir Allen already mentioned...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1846
...a prodigy ; for at eighty-five he has all the wit and promptitude of a man of thirty; a disposition to be pleased, and a power to please others, beyond whatever I knew, — added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling." The aged peer had indeed the most elegant tastes, and the...
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Lives of Eminent English Judges of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

William Newland Welsby - Great Britain - 1846 - 565 pages
...prodigy ; for at eighty -five he has all the wit and promptness of a man of thirty ; a dispodition to be pleased, and a power to please others, beyond whatever I knew ; added to which, a man of learning, courtesy, and feeling." He did indeed live long enough to survive all the illustrious...
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