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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 Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...succeed. We showed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it over, said, it would either take greatly, or he damned confoundedly. — We were all, at the first,...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 Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...wholly of his own writing. — When it " was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. " We shewed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it " over, said,...damned confoundedly. — We were all, at the first *e night of it, in great uncertainty of the event ; till " we were very much encouraged by overhearing...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...was wholly of his own writing.— When it was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We shewed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it over, said,...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 Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...wholly of his own writing. — When it was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We shewed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it over, said,...of Argyle, who sat in the next box to us, say ' It wiH do — it must do ! I see it in the eyes of them." This was a good while before the first act was...
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing ..., Volume 2

Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812
...either tak " greatly, or be damned con" foundedly. We were all at the " first night of it, in very great " uncertainty of the event, till we " were very...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...
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Names of Dramas: A-L

David Erskine Baker - Actors - 1812 - 478 pages
...cither take ' greatly, or be damned con' foundedly. We were all at the ' first night of it, in very great ' uncertainty of the event, till we ' were very...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...
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Biographia Dramatica: Names of dramas: A-L

David Erskine Baker - Actors - 1812
...greatly, or be damned con" ioundedly. We were all at the " first night of it, in very great " uncertainly of the event, till we " were very much encouraged,...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...wholly of his own writing. — When it " was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. " We shewed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it " over, said,...very much encouraged by overhearing " the Duke of Argyle,who sat in the next box to us, " say, ".It will do — it must do! I see it in the eyes " of...
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The Edinburgh Observer: Or, Town and Country Magazine, Issues 1-11

1817
...said, that it would either take greatly or be damned confoundedly. We were all, at the first night, in great uncertainty of the event; till we were very...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 lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1819
...writing. — When it was done, neither of us thought it .would succeed. We showed it to Cougreve ; who, after reading it over, said, it would either...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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