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" I came in, have you resolved never to speak again?" it would be but a poor reply, if, in answer to the summons, I should plead inability as my best and only excuse. And this, by the way, suggests to me a seasonable piece of instruction, and reminds me... "
Parallel extracts arranged for translation into English and Latin, with ... - Page 43
by John Edwin Nixon - 1874
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The New annual register, or General repository of history ..., Volume 25

1805
...plead inability as my best and only excuse. And this, by the way, suggests to ma a season-ible piece of instruction, and reminds me of what I am very apt...forget, when I have any epistolary business in hand ; tli.it a letter may be written upi na'iything or n Khing, just as that anything or nothing happens...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804 - 452 pages
...be ashamed to show their foul copies) the secret of almost all good writings, especially in verse. A letter may be written upon any thing or nothing, just as that any thing or nothing happens to occur. A letter is written as a conversation is maintained or a journey performed, not by...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 25

English literature - 1805
...as my belt and only excufe. And this, by the way, fuggefts to me a feafonable piece of inftruction, and reminds me of what I am very apt to forget, when I have any epiftobry bufineft in hand; that a Letter may be written upon any thing oc nothing, juft as that any...
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The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 25

1805
...as my belt and only exctife. And thij, by the way, fuggefts to me a feafonable piece of inftruflion, and reminds me of what I am very apt to forget, when I have any epifto> lary bufmels in hand ; that a Letter may be written upon any thing of nothing, j'jt as that...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1806
...plead inability as my best, and only excuse. And this by the way, suggests to me a seasonable piece of instruction, and reminds me of what I am very apt...thing or nothing, just as that any thing or nothing happens to occur. A man that has a journey before him twenty miles in length, which he is to perform...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 1

William Hayley - 1806 - 404 pages
...plead inability as my best, and only excuse. And this by the way, suggests to me a seasonable piece of instruction, and reminds me of what I am very apt to forget, when 1 have any epistolary business in hand; that a Letter may be written upon any thing or nothing, just...
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...plead inahility as my best and only excuse. And this, by the way, suggests to me a seasonable piece of instruction, and reminds me of what I am very apt...hand ; that a letter may be written upon any thing or nothing,just as that any thing or nothing happens to occur. A man that has a journey before him twenty...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - Electronic book - 1816 - 420 pages
...ina-- bility as my best, and only excuse. 'And this, by the way, suggests te me a seasonable piece of instruction, and reminds me of what I am .very...thing or nothing, just as that any thing or nothing happens to occur. A man, that has a journey before him twenty miles in length, which he is to perform...
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The Letters of the Late William Cowper to His Friends, Volume 1

William Cowper - Poets, English - 1817
...excuse. And this by the way suggests to me a seasonable piece of instruction, and reminds me of what 1 am very apt to forget, when I have any epistolary...thing or nothing just as that any thing or nothing happens to occur. A man that has a journey before him twenty miles iu length, which he is to perform...
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The Christian Spectator, Volume 2

Theology - 1820
...plead inability as my best and only excuse. And this by the way, suggests to me a seasonable piece of instruction, and reminds me of what I am very apt...to forget, when I have any epistolary business in band ; that a letter may be written upon any thing or nothing, just as that any thing or nothing happens...
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