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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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Choice Literature: For Grammar Grades, Book 1

1898
...he had done; on the other side, I found that I 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 my nose was exceedingly prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks, as...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 1

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...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 World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volume 1

Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Richard Stockton - 1901
...sooner taken upon him my short face, but he made such a grotesque 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 exceeding prominent, I gave it two or three unlucky knocks as I...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 1

Harry Thurston Peck - 1901
...sooner taken upon him my short face, but he made such a grotesque figure that as I looked upon him I could not forbear laughing at myself, insomuch that...that I myself had no great reason to triumph, for as 1 went to touch my forehead I missed the place, and clapped my finger upon my upper lip. Besides, as...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 1

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...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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Modern Achievement, Volume 1

Edward Everett Hale - 1902
...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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Literature for Fifth-reader Grades ...

Sherman Williams - 1902
...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 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 Heath Readers: Primer, [First-sixth reader]

1903 - 352 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 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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Heath Readers: Primer [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

D.C. Heath and Company - 1903
...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 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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Pitman's Journal of Commercial Education, Volume 62

1903
...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...face out of countenance. The poor gentleman was so sensib'e of the ridicule, that I found he was ashamed of what he had done ; on the other side I found...
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