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" And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess ? I pity you. I thought you cleverer ; for depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it. "
Emma, Volume 1 - Page 13
by Jane Austen - 1905 - 356 pages
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Emma: A Novel. In Three Volumes, Volume 1

Jane Austen - England - 1816
...never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess?—I pity you.—I thought you cleverer—for depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck....without any claim to it You have drawn two pretty pictures—but I think there may be a third—a something between the do-nothing and the do-all. If...
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Emma, by the author of 'Pride and prejudice'. by Jane Austen

Jane Austen - 1833
...him in Broadway Lane, when, because it began to mizzle, he darted away with so much gallantry, and borrowed two umbrellas for us from Farmer Mitchell's,...that I am so entirely without any claim to it. You hare drawn two pretty pictures ; but I think there may he a third, — a something between the do-nothing...
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Horæ subsecivæ, Volume 2

John Brown - Literary Collections - 1861
...Mary's strains. "AH" 'AFXINOIA— NEARNESS OF THE NowPRESENCE OF MIND. 'ETZTOXIA: HAPPY GUESSING. " Depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck — there is always some Talent in it." — M1ss AUSTEN, in " Emma." VOL. n. M "AFXINOIA. NEARNESS OF THE |R. CHALMERS used to say that in...
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Spare Hours, Volume 2

John Brown - Biography & Autobiography - 1861 - 458 pages
...that excellent thinker, as well as best of all story-tellers, Miss Austen, when she says in Emma, " Depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck, there is always some talent in it." Talent here denoting intelligence and will in action. In all sciences except those called exact, this...
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Horae subsecivae: Rab and his friends : and other papers

John Brown - 1862 - 340 pages
...of that excellent thinker, as well as best of all storytellers, Miss Austen, when she says in Emma, "Depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck, there is always some talent in it," — talent here denoting intelligence and will in action. In all sciences except those called exact,...
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Spare Hours, Volume 1

John Brown - 1862 - 458 pages
...trees the tale disclose They learnt from Mary's strains. "AH" 8 PRESENCE OF MIND, AND HAPPY GUESSING. " Depend upon It a lucky guess is never merely luck — there is alwayi some talent in it." — Miss AUSTBN, in Emma. PRESENCE OF MIND, AND HAPPY GUESSING. R. CHALMERS...
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Horæ subsecivæ

John Brown - 1862 - 486 pages
...several ways. 'AFXINOIA— NEARNESS OF THE PRESENCE OF MIND. 'ETSTOXIA: HAPPY GUESSING. upon #, a lueky guess is never merely luck — there is always some Talent in it? — Miss AUSTEN, in 'Emma." -. 'AFXINOIA: NEARNESS OF THE Nav<s. "P\R. CHALMERS used to say that in...
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The secret of success; or, How to get on in the world

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1880
...P's, we hereby recommend to the assiduous attention of our readers. CHAPTER V. SUSfN£SS HABITS. " Depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck ; there is always some talent in it." — Miss Austen, in "£m»ia." " There is nothing more desirable than good sense and justness of mind...
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Emma

Jane Austen - 1881 - 224 pages
...and that is all that can be said." "' And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a iucky guess ? I pity you. I thought you cleverer ; for depend...' success,' which you quarrel with, I do not know •hat I am so entirely without anv claim to it. You have drawn two pretty pictures ; but I think there...
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Rab and his friends, and other papers. 12th ed

John Brown - 1882
...that excellent thinker, as well as best of all storytellers, Miss Austen, when she says in Emma, ' Depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck, there is always some talent in it,' — talent here denoting intelligence and will in action. In all sciences except those called exact,...
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