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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; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson, Volume 37

British essayists - 1819
...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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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - 1819 - 360 pages
...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...him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall'fiud that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with me thirty...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...sociable temper ; and if possible, a man who understood a little back gammon — My friend, says bir Roger, found me out this gentleman ; who, besides...given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because 1 know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1820 - 407 pages
...gammon.— My friend, says Sir Roger, found me out this gent lorn m ; who, besides the endowments requited of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he...given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because 1 know his value, have settled upon him a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he shall find that...
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The English and French Languages Compared in Their Grammatical Constructions ...

William Driverger - 1820
...clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that uuderstood a little of back-gammon. — "My friend," says Sir Roger, " found me out this gentleman,...required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar. He has now been with me thirty years, and has never in all tbat time asked me any thing for himself,...
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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

1822 - 771 pages
...friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required of him, U, ps, for the reason above mentioned, namely, that a...not only Sylla the dictator, but several of the R cutDre* me, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 5-6

British essayists - 1823
...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,...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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The British Essayists: Spectator

1823
...he lives in the family rather as a relation than a dependent. understood a little of 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, has...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - 1823
...sociable temper, and, if possible a man that understood a little of back-gammon. ' My friend, cays Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman, who, besides...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 - 1823 - 372 pages
...if possible, a man who understood a little back-gammon. — My friend, says Sir Roger, found me oat this gentleman ; who, besides the endowments required...tell me, a good scholar, though he does not show it. 1 have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled upon him...
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