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" He began on it ; and when first he mentioned it to Swift, the doctor did not much like the project. As he carried it on, he showed what he wrote to both of us, and we now and then gave a correction, or a word or two of advice ; but it was wholly of his... "
Illustrated Dublin Journal - Page 79
1862
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden ..., Volumes 3-4

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 602 pages
...like the project. w As he carried it on, he fhewed what he ** wrote to both of us, and \ve now-and" then gave a correction, or a word or two ** of advice; but it was wholly of his own ** writing. — When it was done, neither of ** us thought it would fucceed. — We fhewed...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English ..., Volume 58

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 248 pages
...pro, •" jeift. As he carried it on, he fhewed *' what he wrote to both of us, and we *' now-and-then gave a correction, or a *' word or two of advice; but it was *' wholly of his own writing. — When it *' was done, neither of us thought it *' would fucceed, — We {hewed...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 474 pages
...gave rife to " the Beggars O.pera. . He began on it; " and when firfl he mentioned it to Swift, " the Doctor did not much like the project, *'-As he carried it on, -he mewed what he " wrote to both of us, and we nQW-and" then ga^ea correction, of a word or two " of *'...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 474 pages
...gave, rife to " the Beggars Opera- He bega,n on itj " and when firft he mentioned it to} Swifo " the Doctor did not much like the project *' As he carried it on, he* fhewed Whaf he " wrote to both oŁ- ug, and we. now-and" then gave a. correction, ,or a word or two...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1790 - 332 pages
...mentioned it " to Swift, the Doftor did not much like the " projeft. As he carried it on, he fhewed " what he wrote to both of us, and we now •" and then gave a correftion, or a word or two " of advice ; but it was wholly of his own *•* writing. — When it...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1791 - 490 pages
...Swift, the Doctor " did not much like the project. As he car" ried it on, he fhewed what he wrote to. c* both of us, and we now and then gave a " correction, or a word or two of advice j " but it was wholly of his own writing.— " When it was done, neither of us thought it " -would...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 444 pages
...gave rife to the Beggar's " Opera. He began on it; and when firft he men* *' tioned it to Swift, the Doctor did not much like ** the project. As he carried it on, he Ihewed what '" he wrote to both of us, and we now and then *' j^ave a corredlion, or a word or two...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - 1794 - 424 pages
...tioned it to Swift t' the Dodtor did riot much ." like the project As he carried it on, he ." fhewed what he wrote to both of us; " and we now and then...or .*' a word or two of advice ; but it was wholly " of his own writing.-1- When it was done, " neither of us thought it would fueeeed.— " We fhewed...
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The Works of the British Poets, Volume 8

Robert Anderson - 1795 - 906 pages
...he mentioned it to Swift, the Doclor did not much like the projcft. As he carried it on, he mowed it to both of us, and we now and then gave a correction, or i word or two of advice ; but it was wholly of his own writing. — When it was done, neither of us...
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Elegant edition of fables by John Gay, with the life of the author

John Gay - 1796 - 284 pages
...what gave rise to the BEGGAR'S OPERA. He " began on it; and when first he mentioned it to " SWIFT, the DOCTOR did not much like the " project. As he carried it on, he shewed what " he wrote to both of us, and we now and then " gave a correction, or a word or two of...
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