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" I was a lad of fifteen in 1786-7, when he came first to Edinburgh, but had sense and feeling enough to be much interested in his poetry, and would have given the world to know him : but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and still... "
Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications - Page 69
by Constable and co, ltd - 1826
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - Poets, Scottish - 1828 - 310 pages
...less with the gentry • Morrison's Bums, vol. i. pp. Ixxi. Ixxii. of the west country, the two seta that he most frequented. Mr Thomas Grierson was at...distinguished man. As it was, I saw him one day at the late venerahle Professor Fergusson's, where there were several gentlemen of literary reputation, among whom...
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The Athenaeum, Volume 2

1828
...him ; but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and si; il less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....I might have seen more of this distinguished man. At it was, I saw him one day at the late venerable Professor Fergusson's, where there were several...
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The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science ..., Volume 12

William Jerdan, William Ring Workman, Frederick Arnold, John Morley, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin - 1828
...know him ; but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and still less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....no opportunity to keep his word ; otherwise I might hare seen more of this distinguished man. As it was, I saw him one day at the late venerable Professor...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1830 - 328 pages
...to know him ; but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....clerk of my father's. He knew Burns, and promised td ask him to his lodgings to dinner, but had no opportunity to keep his ' word, otherwise I might...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1837 - 1365 pages
...acquaintance with any literary people, and still less with * Life of Scott, by Mr. Allan, p. 53. the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....I saw him one day at the late venerable Professor Ferguson's where there were several gentlemen of literary reputation, among whom I remember the celebrated...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1837 - 1365 pages
...know him ; but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and still less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....I might have seen more of this distinguished man. Asitwas, I saw him one day at the late venerable Professor Fergusson's, where there were several gentlemen...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1837 - 1365 pages
...know him ; but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and still less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....opportunity to keep his word, otherwise I might have seen moreof this distinguished man. Asit was, I saw him one day at the late venerable Professor Fergussoir...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1837
...know him ; but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and still less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....promised to ask him to his lodgings to dinner, but hnd no opportunity to keep his word, otherwise I might have seen more of this distinguished man. As...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Carlyle - German literature - 1838
...know him : but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and still less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....I saw him one day at the late venerable Professor Ferguson's, where there were several gentlemen of literary reputation, among whom I remember the celebrated...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, collected and republ

Thomas Carlyle - 1840
...know him : but I had very little acquaintance with any literary people, and still less with the gentry of the west country, the two sets that he most frequented....Mr. Thomas Grierson was at that time a clerk of my lather's. He knew Burns, and promised to ask him to his lodgings to dinner, but had no opportunity...
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