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" ... whether this might proceed from a law-suit which was then depending in the family, or my father's being a justice of the peace, I cannot determine; for I am not so vain as to think it presaged any dignity that I should arrive at in. "
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The Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842 - 944 pages
...*ien my mother was gone with child of me about three months, she dreamt that e was brought to bed son w my father's being a justice of the peace, 1 cannot determine; for I am not so vain M to think it...
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Sir Roger de Coverley, by the Spectator, the notes by W.H. Wills

Joseph Addison - 1850 - 252 pages
...fix hundred Years. There runs a Story in the Family, that my Mother dreamt that me had brought forth a Judge : Whether this might proceed from a Law-Suit...then depending in the Family, or my Father's being a Juftice of the Peace, I cannot determine ; for I am not fo vain as to think it prefaged any Dignity...
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Sir Roger de Coverley

Joseph Addison - English essays - 1852 - 266 pages
...six hundred Years. There runs a Story in the Family, that my Mother dreamt that she had brought forth a Judge : Whether this might proceed from a LawSuit...which the Neighbourhood put upon it. The Gravity of my Behaviour at my very first Appearance in the World, seemed to favour my Mother's Dream: For, as...
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Sir Roger de Coverley

Joseph Addison - English essays - 1852 - 264 pages
...six hundred Years. There runs a Story in the Family, that my Mother dreamt that she had brought forth a Judge : Whether this might proceed from a LawSuit...which the Neighbourhood put upon it. The Gravity of my Behaviour at my very first Appearance in the World, seemed to favour my Mother's Dream : For, as...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 332 pages
...when my mother was gone with child of me about three months, she dreamt that she was brought to bed of a judge. Whether this might proceed from a lawsuit...which the neighbourhood put upon it. The gravity of my behaviour at my very first appearance in the world, and all the time that I sucked, seemed to favour...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ...

Spectator The - 1853 - 1118 pages
...dreamt that she was brought to bed of a judge. Whether this might proceed from a lawsuit which *as then depending in the family, or my father's being...which the neighbourhood put upon it. The gravity of my behaviour at my very first appearance in the world, and at the time that I sucked, seemed to favour...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 332 pages
...when my mother was gone with child of me about three months, she dreamt that she was brought to bed of a judge. Whether this might proceed from a lawsuit...determine; for I am not so vain as to think it presaged any dignitv that I should arrive at in my future life, though that was the interpretation which the neighbourhood...
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The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ...

1853 - 524 pages
...when my mother was gone with child of me about three months, she dreamt that she was brought to bed of a .judge. Whether this might proceed from a lawsuit...cannot determine; for I am not so vain as to think • As for the rest of my infancy, there being nothing in it remarkable, I shall pass it over in silence....
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The Spectator

1853 - 756 pages
...when my mother was gone with child of me about three months, she dreamed that she was brought to bed of a judge. Whether this might proceed from a law-suit...justice of the peace, I cannot determine; for I am not o vain as to think it presaged any dignity that I should arrive at in future life, though that was...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volumes 1-2

Spectator The - 1853 - 594 pages
...when my mother was gone with child of me about three months, she dreamed that she was brought to bed of a judge: whether this might proceed from a law-suit,...family, or my father's being a justice of the peace, I can not determine; for I am not so vain as to think it presaged any dignity that I should arrive at...
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