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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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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

Authors, English - 1880 - 541 pages
...dearest, you are a dunce ! " When she mentioned this to him some time afterwards he replied : " Madan, if I had thought so, I certainly should not have said it." The truth could not be more neatly put. Boswell notes, with some surprise, that when Johnson dined...
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Complete Works, Volume 8

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1881
...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. t 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 - 1881
...dearest, you're a dunce.' When she some time afterward mentioned this to him. he said with equal Iruth and politeness, ' Madam, if I had thought so, I certainly should not have said it.' "—Ibid. and more elegant than when in possession of the cynical old curate of Meudon* — the more...
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All the Year Round, Volume 28; Volume 48

English literature - 1882
...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...pretty difficult trial. I had 'dined at the Duke of Mon. trose's with a very agreeable party ; and his grace, according to his usual custom, had circulated...
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Roundabout Papers: To which is Added The Second Funeral of Napoleon ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1882 - 819 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. t A passage or two from Sterne's " Sermons " may not be without interest here. Is not the...
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Roundabout Papers: (from the Cornhill Magazine) To which is Added The Second ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1883 - 642 pages
...instance happened one evening, when 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. t 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 23

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1885
...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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Lectures on the English humourists of the eighteenth century: Mit ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English wit and humor - 1885
...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...
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Roundabout Papers, to which is Added The Second Funeral of Napoleon ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1886 - 457 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. t A passage or two from Sterne's " Sermons " may not be without interest here. Is not the...
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Complete Works, Volume 4

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1886
...because, dearest, yon'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 iu'" — Ibid. t A passage or two from Sterne's " Sermons " may not be without interest here. Is not...
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