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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...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...Another evening Johnson's kind indulgence towards me 1 Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet, author of tracts relating to natural history, &c. He died Dec. 15, 1771,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...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...Another evening Johnson's kind indulgence towards me 1 Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet, author of tracts relating to natural history, &c. He died Dec. 15, 1771,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...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...Another evening Johnson's kind indulgence towards me 1 Mr. Benjamin Stillingfleet, author of tracts relating to natural history, &c. He died Dec. 15, 1771,...
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The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray: The four Georges ; The ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1889
...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1891
...; I should not have even deigned to look at them had I been at large." ' Cradock's Memoirs, p. 208. truth and politeness, ' Madam, if I had thought so,...custom, had circulated the bottle very freely. Lord Graham1 and I went together to Miss Monckton's, where I certainly was in extraordinary spirits, and...
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Thackeray's Works, Volume 8

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1891
...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. 1 A passage or two from Sterne's " Sermons " may not be without interest here. Is not the...
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The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: Critical Reviews ; The ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1896 - 418 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. 1 A passage or two from Sterne's " Sermons " may not be without interest here. Is not the...
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The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 10

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1899
...because, 'dearest, you are 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.' " Boswell, who tells the story, puts the date at 1781. A year later, Madame d'Arblay, in her Diary...
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English Men of Letters: Pope, by Leslie Stephen, 1900; Johnson by Leslie ...

1900
...because, dearest, you are a dunce !" When she mentioned this to him some time afterwards he replied : " Madam, 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1901
...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 went 1 When I mentioned this to the Bishop of Killaloe, " With the goat," said his Lordship. Such, however,...
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