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" About this time it was much the fashion for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. "
Encyclopędia Americana: a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature ... - Page 144
by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - 1850
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...live double." About this time it was much the fashion for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. These societies were denominated Blue-stocking Clubs, the origin of which title...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...live double." About this time it was much the fashion for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. These societies weredenominated Blue-stocking Clubs, the origin of which title...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...where the fair sex might participate in < IIM rsatiou with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. These societies were denominated Blue-Stocking Clubs, the origin of which title being little known, it may be worth while to relate it. One of the most eminent members of those...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...live double. About this time it was much the fashion for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. These societies were denominated Blue-Stocking Ciulfi, the origin of which title...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...Bishop, that when they dined together at Mr. Billy's, where I also was, they were mutually agreeable. to please. These societies were denominated Bluestocking Clubs, the origin of which title being little known, it may be worth while to relate it. One of the most eminent members of those...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1821
...live double." About this time it was much the fashion for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. These societies were denominated Blue-stocking Clubs, the 1 When I mentioned...
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Annual Register, Volume 33

Edmund Burke - History - 1824
...1781), it was much the fashion," says Mr. Boswell, " for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. These societies were denominated blue-stocking clubs, the origin of which title...
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The life of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

James Boswell - 1826
...live double." About this time it was much the fashion for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation with literary and ingenious men, animated by a desire to please. These societies were denominated ' blue-stocking clubs,' the origin of which...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...live double." About this time it was much the fashion for several ladies to haveevening assemblies, plenty of good things, ever so much grandeur, ever so much elegance, ever so much desire that by a desire to please. These societies were denominated Blue-stocking Clubs, the origin of which title...
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Encyclopędia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 2

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1830
...Johnson: "About this time (1780), it was much the fashion for several ladies to have evening assemblies, where the fair sex might participate in conversation...as follows: — One of the most eminent members of tliese societies was Mr. Stillingfleer, who always wore blue stockings. Such was the excellence of...
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