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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 Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 11

Reuben Percy - Anecdotes - 1826
...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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Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to ..., Volume 3

John Genest - Theater - 1832
...— when it was " done neither of us thought it would succeed — we " showed it to Congreve ; who said, it would either " take greatly, or be damned...in great uncertainty of " the event ; till we were much encouraged by over" hearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the next " box to us, say, ' It will...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 2

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834
...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— I see...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 2

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834
...first night of it, in great uncertainty 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 — 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 - 1835
...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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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 4

Englishmen - 1835
...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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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 7

Englishmen - 1836
...succeed. We showed it to Congreve, who, after reading it over, said, ' It would either take greatty, or be damned confoundedly.' We were all at the first...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.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...but it wag 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 Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1837
...Pope nor Swift thought it would sueceed. " We were all at the first night of it," says Pope, " 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." Its suecess was...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1837
...thought it would succeed. " We were all at the first night of it," says Pope, " in very great uncertainly of the event ; till we were very much encouraged,...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 firat act was over." Its success was...
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