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" It was an interlude truly comic and amusing. Beckford, loud, voluble, self-sufficient, and galled by hits, which he could not parry, and probably did not expect, laid himself more and more open in the vehemence of his argument ¡ Dodington, lolling in... "
Memoirs of Richard Cumberland - Page 189
by Richard Cumberland - 1807 - 432 pages
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The Letters of Horace Walpole: 1735-1748

Horace Walpole - 1842
...thus paints him : " Dodington, lolling in his chair, in perfect apathy and self-command, dozing, and even snoring, at intervals, in his lethargic way, broke out every now and then into gleams and flashes of wit and humour." In 1761, he was created Lord Meleombe, and died in the following'...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole: 1735-1748

Horace Walpole - 1842
... " Dodington, lolling in his chair, in perfect apathy and self-command, dozing, and even pnonng, at intervals, in his lethargic way, broke out every now and then into gleams and flashes of wit and humour." In 1761, he was created Lord Meleombe, and died in the following...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 4

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...vehemence of his argument ; Dodington lolling in his chair in perfect apathy and self-command, dozing, and even snoring at intervals, in his lethargic way,...roar. He was here upon his very strongest ground." " He wrote small poems with great pains, and elaborate letters with much terseness of style, and some...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Volume 3

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...vehemence of his argument; Dodington lolling in his chair in perfect apathy and self-command, dozing, and even snoring at intervals, in his lethargic way,...roar. He was here upon his very strongest ground." " He wrote small poems with great pains, and elaborate letters with much terseness of style, and some...
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Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and His Contemporaries: With ..., Volume 2

George Thomas Earl of Albemarle - 1852
...* Cowper's Works, edited by Southey, vol. iii., p. 317. f Mr. Dodington's country-seat. intervals, broke out every now and then into such gleams and flashes of wit and irony, as with the contrast of his phlegm and the other's impetuosity, made his humour irresistible, and set...
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Memoirs of Richard Cumberland: Written by Himself. Containing an Account of ...

Richard Cumberland - 1856 - 397 pages
...vehemence of his argument. Dodington, lolling in his chair in perfect apathy and self-command, dozing, and even snoring at intervals in his lethargic way,...his phlegm with the other's impetuosity, made his humor irresistible, and set the table in a roar;* 'In natural disposition, as well as in talents,'...
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Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century

George Paston - 1901 - 389 pages
...vehemence of his argument ; Dodington, lolling in his chair in perfect apathy and selfcommand, dozing and even snoring at intervals in his lethargic way,...as by the contrast of his phlegm with the other's loquacity made his humour irresistible, and set the table in a roar.' On his return to town Cumberland...
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Richard Cumberland: His Life and Dramatic Works

Stanley Thomas Williams - 1917 - 365 pages
...perfect apathy and self-command, dosing and even snoring at intervals in his lethargic way,' and breaking out 'every now and then into such gleams and flashes...humour irresistible, and set the table in a roar.' Though Cumberland says that Dodington had a serious side, and tells us that he was never 'flippant...
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