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" As he carried it on, he showed what he wrote to both of us, and we now and then gave a correction, or a word or two of advice ; but it was wholly of his own writing. When it was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve ;... "
Miscellanies... - Page 142
by William Makepeace Thackeray - 1873 - 592 pages
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1791
...faid, It " .would either take greatly, or be damned " confoundedly. — We were all, at the firft *' night of it, in great uncertainty of the event ; '?...encouraged by " overhearing the duke of Argyle, who fat " in. the next box to us, fay, * It will do — it ** muft do ! I fee it in the eyes of them.*...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...over, faid, It would either take greatly, or be *' damned confoundedly.—We were all, at the firft " night of it, in great uncertainty of the event; till...encouraged by overhearing *' the duke of Argyle, who fat in the next box to "* us, fay, ' It will do—it muft do! I fee it in the '** eyes of them.' This...
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Elegant edition of fables by John Gay, with the life of the author

John Gay - 1796
...writing. — When it " was done, neither of us thought it would suc" ceed. — We shewed it to CON ORE VE; who, " after reading it over, said, It would either...damned confoundedly. — We " were all, at the first njght of it, in great uncertainty of the event; till we were very much " encouraged by overhearing...
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Fables ...: With a Life of the Author

John Gay - English poetry - 1799 - 237 pages
...over, faid , "it would either take greatly, or be clajnne "confoundedly. — We were all, at the firft "night of it, in great uncertainty of the " event...were very much encouraged "by overhearing the Duke Argyle , who fat " in the next box to us , fay , " It will do — it "mutt do! I fee it in the eyes...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...of his own writing.— When it '•was done, neither of us thought it would succeed^.— We shewed it to Con'•greve . who, after reading it over, said,...would either take greatly, or be 'damned confoundedly. — \Ye were all, at the first night of it, in great un'tertainty of the event; till we were very much...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...over, faid, it would either take greatly, or be " damned confoundedly. — We were all, at the firft " night of it, in great uncertainty of the event ; till...encouraged by overhearing " the duke of Argyle, who fat in the next box to us> " fay, ' It will do — it muft do ! I lee it in the eyes " of them.' This...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...neither of us thought it would succeed.— We shewed it to Con-_ " greve ; who, after reading it oycr, said, It would either take greatly, or be " damned...— We were all, at the first night of it, in great un',' certainty of the event; till we were very much encouragedby over-hearing ' the duke of Argyle,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...over, faid, it would either take greatly, or he " damned confoundedly. — We were all, at the firft *' night of it, in great uncertainty of the event : till...encouraged by overhearing " the Duke of Argyle, who fat in the next box to us, " fay, *It will do — it muft do ! I fee it in the eyes " of them.' This...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...advice ; but it was wholly of his own writing. When it was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it over,...the next box to us, say,' It will do ; it must do! I see it in the eyes of them.' This was a good while before the first act was over, and so gave us ease...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 640 pages
...but it was wholly of his own writing. — When it was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve; who, after reading it over,...next box to us, say, ' It will do — it must do ! I see it in die eyes of them.' This was a good while before the first act was over, and so gave us ease...
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