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" I am sure (said she) they have affected me" — " Why (said Johnson, smiling, and rolling himself about,) that is, because, dearest, you're a dunce." When she some time afterwards mentioned this to him, he said with equal truth and politeness ; " Madam,... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 76
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...politenefs ; " Madam, if I had thought fo, I certainly fhould not have faid it." Another evening Johnfon's kind indulgence towards me had a pretty difficult trial. I had dined at the Duke of Montrofe's, with a very agreeable party, and his Grace, according to his ufual cuftom, had circulated...
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The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 21

1792
...politcnel's, " Madam, if I had thought fo, I certainly (hould not have faid it." " Another evening Johnfon's kind indulgence towards me had a pretty difficult trial. I had dined at the Duke of Montrofe's, with a very agreeable party, and his Grace, according to his unial cuilom, had circulated...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...because, dearest, you're a dunce." When she some time afterwards mentioned this to him, he said with equal truth and politeness ; " Madam, if I had thought...circulated the bottle very freely. Lord Graham and 1 went together to Miss Monckton's, where 1 certainly was in extraordinary spirits, and above all fear...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...said with equal truth and politeness; Madam, if 1 liad thought so, I certainly should not have «aid it, . Another evening Johnson's kind indulgence towards...me had a pretty difficult trial. I had dined at the Puke of Montrons with a very agree, able party, and hib Grace, according to his usual custom, had circulated...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...because, dearest, you're a dunce." When she sometime afterwards meritioned this to him, he said with equal truth and politeness; " Madam, if I had thought...said it.". Another evening Johnson's kind indulgence to* Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet, author of tracts relating to natural history, &c. wards me had a pretty...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...because dearest, you're a dunce. When she sometime afterwards mentioned this to him, lie said with equal truth and politeness ; Madam, if I had thought so, I certainly should not have »aid it. Another evening Johnson's kind indulgence toward« me had a-prettv difficult trial. I had...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...because, dearest, you're a dunce." When she sometime afterwards mentioned this to him, he said with equal truth and politeness, " Madam, if I had thought...circulated the bottle very freely- Lord Graham and I I Mr. Benjair.in Stillingfleet, »uthour of tracts relating to n»tural history, &c. went together...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...because, dearest, you're a dunce." When she sometime afterwards mentioned this to him, he said with equal truth and politeness, " Madam, if I had thought...circulated the bottle very freely. Lord Graham and I 1 Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet, authour of tracts relating to natural history, &«. went together to...
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Annual Register, Volume 33

Edmund Burke - History - 1824
...because, dearest, you're a dunce.' When she sometime afterwards mentioned, this to him, he said, with equal truth and politeness, < Madam, if I had thought so, I certainly should not have said it*. " Anotherevening Johnson'skind indulgence towards me had apretty difficult * " When I mentioned this...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...is, beuse, dearest, you're a dunce." When she tnetime afterwards mentioned this to him, said, with equal truth and politeness, Madam, if I had thought so, I certainly т M not have said it." Another evening, Johnson's kind indulice towards me had a pretty difficult...
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