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" ... not. For my own part, I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them as astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well; so I resolved to do better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. "
The General biographical dictionary: containing an historical and critical ... - Page 334
edited by - 1816
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Letters ... by ... Philip Dormer Stanhope, earl of Chesterfield, to his son ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1810
...helieve that they kucw something of it themselves, which they do not. For my own part, I could jnst as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them,...astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well : so 1 resolved to do hetter than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 28

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...political importance. His health also had greatly declined, he was troubled by frequent attacks of rertigo, and appears from this time to have determined to preserve...adds, " who had the greatest share in forming the hill, and is one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers in Europe, spoke afterwards with infinite...
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Letters written by the...earl of Chesterfield to his son; with ..., Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1813
...themselves, whieh they do not. For my own part, I eould just as soon have talked Celtie or Selavoniau to them, as astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well : so I resolved to i!o better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I...
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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield, Eugenia Stanhope - Conduct of life - 1827
...believe that they knew something of it themselves, which they do not. For my own part, I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them,...astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well : so I resolved to do better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I...
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The Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

---- Clarke - Great Britain - 1832
...him, and said, that he had made the whole matter very clear to them ; " when, God knows, continued he, " I had not even attempted it. I could as soon...have understood me full as well. Lord Macclesfield, who is one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers in urope, spoke afterwards, with infinite...
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The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence

Law - 1834
...himself upon them as fully master of all its details, while, says he, " I could just as soon haver talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them as astronomy, and they would have understood me just as well." The only literary production ascribed to the Lord Chancellor Macclesfield is a tract,...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1836
...him, and said, that he had made the whole matter very clear to them ; " when, God knows," continued he, " I had not even attempted it. I could as soon...have understood me full as well. Lord Macclesfield, who is one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers in Europe, spoke afterwards, with infinite...
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Memoirs of the court of England from ... 1688 to the death of George the second

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...success of his oratory on this occasion, " God knows, I had not even attempted it. I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them,...they would have understood me full as well."* Lord Chesterfield's eloquence was unquestionably of a high order. Horace Walpole, who had listened to...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]., Volume 32

John George Cochrane - 1844
...believe that they knew something of it themselves, which they do not. For my own part I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them as...astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well, so I resolved to do better than speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I gave...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 32-33

Literary Criticism - 1844
...bolieve that they knew something of it themselves, which they do not. For my own part I could just as soon have talked Celtic or Sclavonian to them as...astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well, so I resolved to do better than to speak to the purpose, and to please instead of informing them. I...
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