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" The dialect of conversation is nowadays so swelled with vanity and compliment, and so surfeited (as I may say) of expressions of kindness and respect, that if a man that lived an age or two ago should return into the world again he would really want a... "
Everybody's Writing-desk Book - Page 25
by Charles Nisbet, Don Lemon - 1892 - 310 pages
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Composition and Style

Robert D. Blackman - 1908 - 320 pages
...neighbours, in some of the worst of their qualities: The dialect of conversation is now-a-days so swell'd with vanity and compliment, and so surfeited (as I...understand his own language, and to know the true intriusick value of the phrase in fashion, and would hardly at first believe at what a low rate the...
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Sir Roger de Coverley and the Spectator's Club

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1908 - 192 pages
...conversation is nowa-days so swelled with vanity and compliment, and so surfeited, as I may say, of expressions of kindness and respect, that if a man...true intrinsic value of the phrase in fashion, and would hardly at first believe at what a low rate the highest strains and expressions of kindness imaginable...
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Greek and Latin Compositions

...conversation is nowadays so swelled with vanity and compliment, and so surfeited (as I may say) of expressions of kindness and respect, that if a man...true intrinsic value of the phrase in fashion, and would hardly at first believe at what a low rate the highest strains and expressions of kindness imaginable...
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