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" I asked a gentleman the other day, that is famous for a good carver, (at which acquisition he is out of countenance, imagining it may detract from some of his more essential qualifications,) to help me to something that was near him; but he excused himself,... "
British Classics - Page 935
by Edward Francis Burney, Richard Corbould - 1786
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The Spectator, Volume 6

1739
...eflential Qualifications) to help me to fomething that was near him ; but heexcufed himfelf, and blufhing told me, Of all things he could never carve in his...laudable for a Man of Quality and Fortune to rival the Acquintions of Artificers, and endeavour to excel in little handy Qualities ; "No, I argue only againft...
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The spectator, Volume 6

Richard Steele - 1729
...Qualifications) ' to help me to fomething that was near him ; but he ex' cufed himfelf, and blufhtng told me, Of all things he ' could never carve in his...uncafes with. ' incomparable Dexterity. I would not be under' ftood as if I thought it laudable for a Man of Quality 1 and Fortune to rival the Acquifitions...
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The Spectator, Volume 6

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1767
...efiential qualifications) to help me to fomething that was near him ; but he excufed himfdf, and blufhing told me, Of all things he could never carve in his...and uncafes with incomparable dexterity. I would not bs tinderftood as it I thought it laudable for a man of quality and fortune to rival the acquifitions...
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The Spectator, Volume 6

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1778
...to help me to fomething that was near him ; 4 but he excufed himfelf, and blufhing told me, " Of 44 all things he could never carve in his life ;" though...can be proved upon him that he cuts up, disjoints, ' 4 and uncafes with uncomparabledexrerity. I would not ' be underftood as if I thought it liuthble...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...was near him ; but lse t,xcused himself, and blushing told me, " Of all things he could never crave in his life ;'* though it can be proved upon him that he cuts up, disjoints, and uncases with incomparable dexterity. I would not be understood as if I thought it laudable for a man...
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Select British Classics, Volume 16

English literature - 1803
...essential qualifications, to help me lo something that was near him ; but he excused himself, and blushing told me, " Of all things he could never carve in his...be proved upon him that he cuts up, disjoints, and uncases with incomparable dexterity. 1 would not be understood as if I thought it laudable for a man...
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The British Essayists, Volume 13

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...essential qualifications) to help me. to something that was near him; but he excused himself, and blushing told me, " Of all things he could never carve in his...be proved upon him that he cuts up, disjoints^ and uncases with incomparable dexterity. I would not be understood as if I thought it laudable for a man...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...help me to something that was near him; but he Excused himself, and blushing told me, " Of all tilings he could never carve in his life;" though it can be proved upon him that he cuts up, disjoints, and uncases with incomparable dexterity. 1 would not be understood as it' 1 thought it laudable for a man...
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The Spectator, Volumes 166-167

1941
...essential qualifications) to help me to something that was near him ; but he excused himself, and blushing told me, " Of all things he could never carve in his...be proved upon him that he cuts up, disjoints and uncases witk incomparable dexterity. I would not be understood as if I thought it laudable for a man...
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The Spectator, Volumes 166-167

1941
...upon him that he cuts up, disjoints and uncases with incomparable dexterity. I would not be understood as if I thought it laudable for a man of quality and fortune to rival the acquisitions of artificers, and endeavour to excel in little handy qualities ; no, I argue only against...
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