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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 82
by James Boswell - 1835
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The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1867 - 309 pages
...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 so, I certainly should not have said it.'" — Ibid. ** A passage or two from Sterne's " Sermons" may not be without interest here. Is not the...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 17

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1868
...dearest, you're a dunce." When she sometime afterwards mentioned this to him he said, with equal trnth and politeness, " Madam, if I had thought so, I certainly should not have said it." It appears to have been at the same house that Boswell, having previously taken at the Duke of Montrose's,...
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The Four Georges: The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1869 - 362 pages
...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 so, I certainly should not have said it.' " — Ibid. * A passage or two from Sterne's "Sermons" may not be without interiut here. Is not the...
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The works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 19

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1869
...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 so, I certainly should not have said it.' "—Ibid. * A passage or two from Sterne's "Sermons" may not be without interest here. Is not the following,...
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The Four Georges: The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1869 - 362 pages
...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 so, I certainly should not have said it.'"— Ibid. * A passage or two from Sterne's "Sermons" may not be without interest here. Is not the following,...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 19

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1869
...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 so, I certainly should not have said it.' " — Ibid. * A passage or two from Sterne's "Sermons" may not be without interest here. Is not the...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1872
...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 so, I certainly should not have said it. ' "—Ibid. f A passage or two from Sterne's " Sermons " may not be without interest here. Is not the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1873 - 560 pages
...tracts relai ing to natural history, ete.— BOSWELI. afterwards mentioned this to him, he said, with ? - 8 Y xʱ { ]O* f P y 5 ( 6̸ T [Dd...)FJ & f0 } c R @W sċ ς - $ _~ Nn ` 8 V 0 P diffienlt trial. I had dined at the Duke of Montrose's with a very agrceable party, and his Grace,...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - Authors, English - 1874 - 441 pages
...because, dearest, you're a dunce." When she some time afterwards mentioned this to him, he said, " Madam, if I had thought so, I certainly should not have said it." But here is even more delicious complimenting: A Miss Williams used to tell that once, when in the...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...because, dearest, you're a dunce." When she some time afterwards mentioned this to him, he said, " Madam, if I had thought so, I certainly should not have said it." But here is even more delicious complimenting: A Miss Williams used to tell that once, when in the...
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