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" Greek at his own table, for which reason he desired a particular friend of his at the University to find him out a clergyman rather of plain sense than much learning, of a good aspect, a clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood... "
The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ... - Page 290
by Spectator The - 1853
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1802
...clear, voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of back -gammon. ' My friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman,...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802
...clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of back-gammon. ' My friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman,...of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he Joes not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of back-gammon. ' My friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman,...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and, because I know his value, have settled...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

1804
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of back-gammon. My friend, says sir Roger, found pre out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty years ; and though he does not know I have taken notice of it, has...
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The British Essayists, Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish;...upon him a good annuity for life. If he out-lives rue, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish;...because I know his value, have settled upon him a food annuity for life. If he out-lives me, he shall n«l that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...aspect, a clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend (says Sir Roger) found me out this gentleman,...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...aspect, a clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend (says Sir Roger) found me out this gentleman,...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1814 - 407 pages
...aspect, a clear voice, a sociable temper ; and if possible, a man who understood a little back gammon — My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this gentleman...was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty years ; and, though he does not know I have taken notice of it,...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1817 - 407 pages
...a clear voice, a sociable temper ; and if possible, a man who understood a little back gammon. — My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this gentleman...me, a good scholar, .though he does not show it. I hare given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him a...
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