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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 William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 19

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 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 PRIOR, GAY, AND POPE. 263 charms and melts you. It's indefinable, but it exists ; and is the property...
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Fables

John Gay - Fables, English - 1870
...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

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1870 - 341 pages
...advice; but it was wholly of his own writing. When it was done, neithjr 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! — 1 see it in the eyes of them! ' This was a good while before the first act was over, and so gave...
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Dean Swift. Sir Richard Steele. Samuel Foote. Oliver Goldsmith. The Colmans

John Timbs - Humorists, English - 1872
...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,...Argyle, who sat in the next box to us, say, ' It will do,—it must do!—I see it is in the eyes of them.'—This was a good while before the first act...
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Anecdotes and reminiscences of illustrious men and women of modern times [ed ...

Anecdotes - 1872
...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,...were very much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of Argylc, 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 Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1872
...; but it was wholly of his own writing. When it was done, neither of us thought it \yould succeed. We showed it to Congreve, who, after reading it over,...great uncertainty of the event, till we were very much is a peculiar, hinted, pathetic sweetness and melody. It charms and melts you. It's indefinable, but...
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Dean Swift. Sir Richard Steele. Samuel Foote. Oliver Goldsmith. The Colmans

John Timbs - Humorists, English - 1872
...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,...take greatly, or be damned confoundedly !' We were ail at the first night of it, in great uncertainty of the event ; till we were very much encouraged...
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Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Illustrious Men and Women of Modern Times

William Carew Hazlitt - Anecdotes - 1900 - 357 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,...said, " It would either take greatly or be damned 473confoundedly." We were all at the first night of it, in great uncertainty of the event, till we...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1901
...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 — I 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 Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 11

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1910
...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,...great uncertainty of the event, till we were very mncb encouraged by overhearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the next box to us, say, ' It will do...
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