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" ... the university to find him out a clergyman rather of plain sense than much learning, of a good aspect, a clear voice, a sociable temper, and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon.  "
Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ... - Page 201
1804
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The Spectator: ...

1718
...understood a lirtle of Back-Gammon. My Friend, fays Sir ROGER, foun3 me out this Gentleman, who, befides the Endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good Scholar though lie does not (r.ewit. I have given him the Parfona^e of the Parilhj and becaufe I know his Value, have...
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...understood a little of Back-Gammon. My Friend, fays Sir ROGER, found me out this Gentleman, who, be/ides the Endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good Scholar, though he does not mew it. I have given him the Parfbnage of the Parifh ; and becaufe I know his Value have fettled upon...
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The Spectator ...

1739 - 313 pages
...underftood a little of Back-Gammon. My Friend, fays Sir Roc ER, found me out this Gentleman, who, befides the Endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good Scholar, tho' he does not mew it, I have given him the Parfonage of the Parilh ; and becaufe I know his Value...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 pages
...Ihow it. I have gi/en him the parfonage of the parifh ; and •becaufe I know his value, have fettled upon him -a good annuity for life. If he outlives me, he fhall find that he was higher in my efteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been .with me thirty...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1802
...possible, a man that understood a little of back -gammon. ' My friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802
...if possible, a man that understood a little of back-gammon. ' My friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he Joes not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...if possible, a man that understood a little of back-gammon. ' My friend,' says Sir Roger, ' found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and, because I know his value, have settled...
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The British Essayists, Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish;...upon him a good annuity for life. If he out-lives rue, he shall find that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps he thinks he is. He has now been with...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1808
...who, besides the endowments required of him, is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish;...because I know his value, have settled upon him a food annuity for life. If he out-lives me, he shall n«l that he was higher in my esteem than perhaps...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...and, if possible, a man that understood a little of backgammon. My friend (says Sir Roger) found me out this gentleman, who, besides the endowments required...is, they tell me, a good scholar, though he does not shew it. I have given him the parsonage of the parish ; and because I know his value, have settled...
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