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Practical education - Page 471
by Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1835 - 549 pages
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The Port Folio

Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1810
...on him ; upon which his lordship immediately produced the following couplet. Unlike my subject, now, shall be my song, It shall be witty, and it shan't be long. WHAT afine expression is this passage in Wicland's Agathcm. " I enjoy that felicity, which gives to...
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Memoirs of a traveller [calling himself Duchillou] now in retirement ...

Louis Dutens - 1806
...on him ; upon which his Lordship immediately made the following distich : Unlike ray subject, now, shall be my song; • It shall be witty, and it shan't be long. 97. PHETTY DEVICE. It is a pretty device which I have seen upon a medal representing the wind blowing...
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Essays on Practical Education, Volume 2

Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - Education - 1815
...made " these two lines : " Lie on, whilst my revenge shall be, " To tell the very truth of thee." S approved of this immediately, and heartily; and recollected...it pleased him, and remained fixed in his memory. Mr. observed, that this epigram contained wit both in words and in ideas; and he gave S one other example....
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Essays on Practical Education, Volume 2

Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - Education - 1815
...months before this time. It was made upon a tall, stupid man, who had challenged another to make ağ epigram extempore upon him. " Unlike to Robinson shall...it pleased him, and remained fixed in his memory. Mr. — — — observed, that this epigram contained wit both in words and in ideas ; and he gave...
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The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill: The ghost, bk. IV. The candidate ...

Charles Churchill, William Tooke - 1844
...of his uncommon height of stature, in allusion to which the following happy epigram was written : " Unlike to Robinson shall be my song, It shall be witty and it shan't be long." A ludicrous anecdote is related of the introduction of Sir Thomas to a Russian Nobleman, who persuaded...
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Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal, Volume 48; Volume 82

Sydney Smith - History - 1845
...Chesterfield to * make some verses on him. Lord Chesterfield wrote imme* diately — " Unlike my subject now shall be my song, It shall be witty, and it sha'n't be long."' But incomparably his best epigram is the famous one on seeing the full length picture of Beau Nash,...
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The Churchman's companion, Volumes 11-12

...in his day by Ihe names of Long Robinson and Long Sir Thomas. He was ihe subjecl of the epigram, ' Unlike to Robinson shall be my song, It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.' "Long Sir Thomas found a portrait of Richardson in the house; • Tki> Greta flows into the Tees, acid...
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Letters on education

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1847
...vcrs sur lui ; Lord Chesterfield fit aussitot cc distique qui perdrait a etrc " Unlike mv subjeet now shall be my song, " It shall be' witty and it sha'n't be long!B . not in his possession any private letters yet unpublished which could, as he conceived, be...
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The Life and Correspondence of Robert Southey, Volume 3

Robert Southey - 1850
...names of Long Robinson and Long Sir Thomas. You may recollect a good epigram upon this man : — " ' Unlike to Robinson shall be my song, It shall be witty, — and it sha'nt be long.' Long Sir Thomas found a portrait of Richardson in the house : thinking Mr. Richardson a very unfit...
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The Life and Correspondence of Robert Southey, Volume 3

Robert Southey - 1850
...names of Long Robinson and Long Sir Thomas. You may recollect a good epigram upon this man : — " ' Unlike to Robinson shall be my song, It shall be witty, — and it sha'nt bo long.' Long Sir Thomas found a portrait of Richardson in the house: thinking Mr. Richardson a very...
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