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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 British Poets, Volume 1

1866
...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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London society, Volume 10

1866
...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 neit box to us, say, " It will do, — it must do. 1...
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London Society, Volume 8; Volume 10

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - English literature - 1866
...il would succeed. We showed it to Congreve, who, after reading it over, said, " It woukl either tnke greatly, or be damned confoundedly." We were all,...of the event, till we were very much encouraged by our hearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the neit boi to us, say, " It will do, — it must do. I...
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Up and Down the London Streets

Mark Lemon - London (England) - 1867 - 348 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. I see...
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Up and Down the London Streets

Mark Lemon - London (England) - 1867 - 348 pages
...his own 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...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...
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The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1867 - 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.'...were very much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of first piece, however), there is a peculiar, hinted, pathetic sweetness and melody. It charms and molts...
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Books and Authors: Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches

Books - Authors - 1868 - 156 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,...be damned confoundedly.' We were all, at the first sight of it, in great uncertainty of the event, till we were very much encouraged by hearing the Duke...
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The Four Georges: The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1869 - 362 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 charms and melts you. It's indefinable, but it exists; and is the property of John Gay's and Oliver...
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The works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 19

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1869
...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 charms and melts you. It's indefinable, but it exists ; and is the property of John Gay's and Oliver...
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The Four Georges: The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1869 - 362 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 charms and melts you. It's indefinable, but it exists ; and is the property of John Gay's and Oliver...
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