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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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Memoirs of the Opera in Italy, France, Germany, and England, Volume 2

George Hogarth - Opera - 1851
...done, neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve, who said it would either t;ike greatly or be damned confoundedly. We were all, at...it, in great uncertainty of the event, till we were much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the next box to us, say, ' It will do...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 322 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,...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 first piece,...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 297 pages
...: but it 'iVas 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,...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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A history of England in the lives of Englishmen, Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1853
...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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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 309 pages
...neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve, who. jafterreading it over, said,'it would either take greatly or be damned confoundedly.'...were very much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of first piece, however), there is a peculiar, hinted, pathetic sweetness and melody. It charms and melts...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 309 pages
...neither of us thought it would succeed. We showed it to Congreve, who, after reading it over, said,'it would either take greatly or be damned confoundedly.'...the first night of it, in great uncertainty of the eveut; till we were very much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of first piece, however), there is...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN GAY

DR. JOHNSON - 1854
...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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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1854 - 297 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,...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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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,...overhearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the next bos to us, say, ' It will do ; it must do ! I see it in the eyes of them.' This was a good while before...
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