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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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The Works of Joseph Addison

1864
...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 missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceeding prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as I...
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Wisdom, wit, and allegory, selected from 'The Spectator' [consisting chiefly ...

Joseph Addison, Spectator (The) - 1864 - 318 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...I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceeding prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as I...
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Graduated exercises for translation into German, extr. from Engl. authors ...

Friedrich Otto Froembling - 1866
...taken upon him my short face, than lie 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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National Fourth Reader: Containing a Simple, Comprehensive and Practical ...

Richard Green Parker - 1870
...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 WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON

1870
...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 missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. [Be sides as my nose was exceeding prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as I...
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The Parish Magazine

1870
...taken upon him my short face, than ho made such a grotesque figure in it, that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...gentleman was so sensible of the ridicule, that I found ho was ashamed of what he had done ; on the other side, I found that I had myself no great reason to...
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The School board readers. Standard i(iii-vi), ed. by a former H.M ..., Volume 6

School board readers - 1872
...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 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 Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

1872 - 534 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...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 casquet of literature, a selection in poetry and prose, ed. with notes ...

Casket - 1874
...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 missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceeding prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as I...
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The Pacific Coast First [-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

1875
...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 missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as my nose was exceeding prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks, as I...
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