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" Do thou teach me not only to foresee, but to enjoy, nay, even to feed on future praise. Comfort me by a solemn assurance, that when the little parlour in which I sit at this instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 345
1926
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1854
...the little parlour in which I sit at this moment shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor ece." — Book xiii., chap. 1. 2 Mr. Buffon, from our disregard of the possibility of death within...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...which I Bit at this moment shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with 1 onour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see." — Book xiii., chap. 1. • Mr. Buffon, from our disregard of the possibility of death within the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 98

1856 - 596 pages
...the little parlour in which I sit at this instant shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see.' Nay, in the invocation to Wealth, which follows, he seems to anticipate that the reputation of his...
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Tom Jones

Henry Fielding - 1857
...little parlour, in which I sit at this instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read, with honour, by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see. And thou, much plumper dame, whom no airy forms nor phantoms of imagination clothe ; whom the well-seasoned...
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Tom Jones, Volume 2

Henry Fielding - 1861
...little parlour, in which I sit at this instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read, with honour, by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see. And thou, much plumper dame, whom no airy forms nor phantoms of imagination clothe ; whom the well-seasoned...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1862
...which I ait at this moment shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with l.onour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see." — Book xiii., chap. 1. 2 Mr. Buffon, from our disregard of the possibility of death within the four-andtwenty...
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The Autobiography and Correspondence of Edward Gibbon, the Historian

Edward Gibbon - Historians - 1869 - 462 pages
...par1our 111 vvmuii i si,. m LUIS iiiuiiicni MUILL uc reuuueu LU it worse 1urmsiieu DUX, i sii;ni oe read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me. and whom I shall neither know nor "in . .1. _.;• _t . my last: but the laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in...
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The works of Henry Fielding, with an essay on his life and genius ..., Volume 7

Henry Fielding - 1871
...the little parlour in which I sit at this instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see. And thou, much plumper dame, whom no airy forms nor phantoms of imagination clothe : whom the wellseasoned...
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The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: With an Essay on His Life and Genius, Volume 7

Henry Fielding - 1871
...the little parlour in which I sit at this instant, shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom. I shall neither know nor see. And thou, much plumper dame, whom no airy forms nor phantoms of imagination clothe: whom the wellseasoned...
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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - Authors - 1872 - 494 pages
...the little parlour in which I sit at this moment shall be reduced to a worse-furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see." Earlier in his memoirs Gibbon bestowed a passing mention on his ancestor John, who " expected immortal...
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