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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 Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...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, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...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,...were very much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of Argyll, who sat in the next box to us, say, ' It will do — it must do ! I see it in the eyes of them.'...
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The Oxford Entertaining Miscellany, Or, Weekly Magazine ..., Volume 1

1824
...hisown writing. —When it was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it lo Coug-reve ; who, after reading it over, said, it would either...of the event ; till we were very much encouraged by ovej hearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the next box to us, say, 'It will do it must c^o ! I see...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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,...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 [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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,...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 Murphy's Essay, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve ; who, after reading it «ver, said, it would either take greatly, or be damned confoundedly....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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Dramatic Table Talk: Or, Scenes, Situations, & Adventures, Serious ..., Volume 1

Richard Ryan - Actors - 1825
...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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Gay's Fables and Other Poems: Cotton's Visions in Verse ; Moore's Fables for ...

John Gay - English poetry - 1826 - 354 pages
...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,...the next box to us, say, ' It will do— it must do ! 1 see it in the eyes of them.' This was a good while before the first act was over, and so gave us...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1826 - 420 pages
...— "When it was done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We shewed it to Congreve; who, afier reading it over, said, it would either take greatly,...who sat in the next box to us, say, " It -will do — itmustdo! Iseeitin the eyes of them." This was a good while before the first act was over, and...
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