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" My friend with a long visage had no sooner taken upon him my short face, but he made such a grotesque figure in it, that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that I put my own face out of countenance. The poor gentleman... "
Select British Classics - Page 23
1803
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McGuffey's New Sixth Eclectic Reader: Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, with ...

William Holmes McGuffey - 1857 - 448 pages
...as she had got it into her possession, much more disagreeable than the old one. I looked upon him, I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...ashamed of what he had done. On the other side, I myself had no great reason to triumph, for as I went to touch my forehead, I missed the place, and...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - 1858 - 480 pages
...who had taken upon him my short face, made such a grotesque figure in it, that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...reason to triumph, for as I went to touch my forehead 1 missed the place and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceedingly prominent,...
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The class book, for the use of schools

John Guy (schoolmaster.) - 1858
...sooner taken upon him my short face, than he made so curious an appearance, that as I looked upon him, I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...what he had done; on the other side, I found that I had no great reason to triumph, for as I tried to touch my forehead, I only reached my upper lip; besides,...
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The National Fourth Reader: Containing a Course of Instruction in Elocution ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - 1859 - 408 pages
...sooner taken upon him my short face, but he made so grotesque' a figure, that, as I looked upon him, I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceedingly prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...taken upon him my short face, than he made such a grotesque figure in it, that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceedingly grominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as...
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The prose and prose writers of Britain, from Chaucer to Ruskin

Robert Demaus - 1860
...taken upon him my short face, than he made such a grotesque figure in it, that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceedingly prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as...
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Advanced Reading Book: Literary and Scientific

Advanced reading book - 1860 - 432 pages
...taken upon him my short face, but he made such a grotesque figure in it, that, as I looked upon him, I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...myself had no great reason to triumph ; for, as I bent to touch my forehead, I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip ! Besides, as...
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The National Fourth Reader: Containing a Course of Instruction in Elocution ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - 1861 - 432 pages
...sooner taken upon him my short face, but he made so grotesque' a figure, that, as I looked upon him, I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceedingly prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as...
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The Revised code. The grade lesson books in six standards, by E.T. Stevens ...

Edward Thomas Stevens - 1863
...taken upon him my short face, than he made such a grotesque figure in it, that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...forehead I missed the place and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceedingly prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks, as...
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Addison's humorous essays, selected from the 'Spectator'.

1863
...taken upon him my short face, but he made such a grotesque fignre in it, that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself ; insomuch that...own face out of countenance. The poor gentleman was BO sensible of the ridicule, that I found he was ashamed of what he had done : on the other side, I...
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