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" I thought it time to press the joke no further, and wrote a few couplets at a side-table, which, when I had finished and was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith with much agitation besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them, when... "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 148
edited by - 1806
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1806
...was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith with much agitation besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them, when Johnson wrested...were serious and complimentary, the effect they had nponGoldsmith was the more pleasing for being so entirely unexpected. The concluding line, which is...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1806
...exhibit, Goldsmith \\ith much agitation besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them,when Johnson wrested them out of my hand, and in a loud...were serious and complimentary, the effect they had uponGoldsmith wasthc more pleasing for being so entirely unexpected. The concluding line, which is...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1806
...exhibit, Goldsmith with much agitation besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them,when Johnson wrested them out of my hand, and in a loud...them, and in fact they were little worth remembering ; hut as they were serious and complimentary, the effect they tod n ponGold smith wasthe more piling...
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A Critical Examination of the Writings of Richard Cumberland: With ..., Volume 1

William Mudford - 1812
...was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith with much agitation besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them, when Johnson wrested...unexpected. The concluding line, which is the only one I can call to mind, was — " All mourn the poet, I lament the man." " This I recollect, because he...
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The Life of Richard Cumberland, Esq: Embracing a Critical Examination of His ...

William Mudford - 1812 - 621 pages
...was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith with much agitation besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them, when Johnson wrested...unexpected. The concluding line, which is the only one I can call to mind, was — " All mourn the poet, I lament the man." " This I recollect, because he...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith, with much agitation, besought me to spare him ; and I was about to tear them, when Johnson wrested...upon Goldsmith was the more pleasing for being so entirelyunexpected. The concluding line, which is the only one I can call to mind, was — All mourn...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 pages
...»citation, besought me to spare him ; and I was •bout to tear them, when Johnson wrested them cot Johnson nor Burke wrote any thing ; and when I Ubie. I have now lost all recollection of them, ind in fact they were little worth remembering ; but...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1834
...was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith, with much agitation, besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them, when Johnson wrested...hand, and, in a loud voice, read them at the table. the author on a more equal footing with his society than he had ever before assumed. Even against the...
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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1834
...was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith, with much agitation, besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them, when Johnson wrested...hand, and, in a loud voice, read them at the table. the author on a more equal footing with his society than he had ever before assumed. Even against the...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - 1834
...was called upon by the company to exhibit, Goldsmith, with much agitation, besought me to spare him, and I was about to tear them, when Johnson wrested...hand, and, in a loud voice, read them at the table. the author on a more equal footing with his society than he had ever hefore assumed. Even against the...
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