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" At thirteen I wrote Greek with ease ; and at fifteen my command of that language was so great that I not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but could converse in Greek fluently and without embarrassment — an accomplishment which I have not... "
The Album - Page 179
by Francis Barry Boyle St. Leger - 1823
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 5

1823
...early distinguished for my classical attainments, especially for my knowledge of Greek. At thirteen, I wrote Greek with ease ; and at fifteen, my command...I not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, bnt could converse in Greek fluently, and without embarrassment — an accomplishment which I have...
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The London Magazine, Volume 4

1821
...acquaintance, from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which 1 shall have to record, great, that I not only composed Greek verses in lyric...in Greek fluently, and without embarrassment — an accomby a long course of indulgence in plishment which I have not since this practice purely for the...
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Manchester: Its Political, Social and Commercial History, Ancient and Modern

James Wheeler (of Prestwich.) - Manchester (England) - 1836 - 538 pages
...a better Grecian than his tutor. He was in fact an excellent classic, and at the age of fifteen, " not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but...converse in Greek fluently and without embarrassment," so perfectly, that one of his own masters, who was himself a scholar, has said of him "that boy could...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1837
...a better Grecian than his tutor. He was in fact an excellent classic, and at the age of fifteen, ' not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but...converse in Greek fluently and without embarrassment,' so perfectly, that one of his own masters, who was himself a scholar, has said of him ' that boy could...
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Manchester as it is [by B. Love].

Benjamin Love - 1839
...Princes' Tavern, in Crossstreet, corner of Princess-street, in Manchester. At the age of 1 5, De Quincey "not only composed Greek verses, in lyric metres,...converse in Greek fluently and without embarrassment," so perfectly, that one of his own masters, who was himself a scholar, has said of him, " that boy could...
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Manchester as it is

Benjamin Love - 1842
...Tavern, in Cross-street, corner of Princess-street, in Manchester. At the age of fifteen, De Quincey not only composed Greek verses, in lyric metres, but...converse in Greek fluently and without embarrassment, so perfectly, that one of his own masters, who was himself a scholar, has said of him, " that boy could...
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Confessions of an English Opium-eater

Thomas De Quincey - Opium abuse - 1847 - 49 pages
...early distinguished for my classical attainments, especially for my knowledge of Greek. At thirteen I wrote Greek with ease ; and at fifteen my command...was owing to the practice of daily reading off the newspapers into the best Greek I could furnish extempore : for the necessity of ransacking my memory...
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Confessions of an English Opium-eater: And Suspiria de Profundis

Thomas De Quincey - Authors, English - 1850 - 272 pages
...command of that language was so great, that I not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but would converse in Greek fluently, and without embarrassment...was owing to the practice of daily reading off the newspapers into the best Greek I could furnish extempore; for the necessity of ransacking my memory...
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The Confessions of an English Opium-eater

Thomas De Quincey - Authors, English - 1850 - 272 pages
...early distinguished for my classical attainments, especially for my knowledge of Greek. At thirteen I wrote Greek with ease ; and at fifteen my command...not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but would converse in Greek fluently, and without embarrassment — an accomplishment which I have not...
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De Quincey's Writings

Thomas De Quincey - 1850
...early distinguished for my classical attainments, especially for my knowledge of Greek. At thirteen I wrote Greek with ease ; and at fifteen my command...not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but would converse in Greek fluently, and without embarrassment — an accomplishment which I have not...
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