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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 Literary chronicle and weekly review, Volume 2, Issues 33-83

1820
...was wholly of his own writing. When i't Vrai done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We shoved it to Congreve. who, after reading it over, said,...of the event, till we were very much encouraged by our hearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the -next box 'to us, say, "it will do— it must do—...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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 the eyes of them.' This was a good while before the first act was over, and so gave us ease...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...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,...of the event, till we were very much encouraged by our hearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the next box to us, say, " It will do — it must do —...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...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,...confoundedly." We were all at the first night of it, in great un~ certainty of the event, till we were very much encouraged by our hearing the Duke of Argyle, who...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...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,...confoundedly." We were all at the first night of it, in great un-, certainty of the event, till we were very much encouraged by our hearing the Duke of Argyle, who...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...who, after reading it over, said, " it would either take greatly, or be damned con" foundedly. — We were all at the first night of it, " in great uncertainty...very " much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of Ar" gyle, 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...who, after reading it over, said, " it would either take greatly, or be damned con" foundedly. — We were all at the first night of it, " in great uncertainty...very " much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of Ar" gyle, who sat in the next box to us, say, ' It will do — " it must do ! I see it in the eyes...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1821
...of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it over, said, itwould either take greatly, or be damned confoundedly. We...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 English poets

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1823
...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 lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...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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