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" By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended them ; but I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in certain particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 267
1924 - 304 pages
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1844 - 482 pages
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me 1 3 think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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The people's art union. The historic gallery of portraits & paintings, with ...

People - 1845
...fortunate enough to'improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." Even at this early age nothing could exceed the perseverance and selfdenial which he displayed, in...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1845
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitions."...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1848 - 612 pages
...had the pleasure to fancy, that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that T might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of America

James Wynne - 1850 - 356 pages
...fortunate enough to improve the merit or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." One great merit consequent upon the perusal of Addison's writings and works of a kindred character,...
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Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions, Volume 2

Edward Everett - 1850
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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Pleasant pages (by S.P. Newcombe). [With suppl., entitled ..., Volume 1

Samuel Prout Newcombe - 1851
...consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the language. This encouraged me to think l might come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." This looks like determination and perseverance. One more word on his self-denial. Ha met with a book...
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The popular educator, Volumes 1-2; Volume 5

Popular educator - 1852
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy, that in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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The Dawning of Genius: Exemplified and Exhibited in the Early Lives of ...

Theodore Alois Buckley - 1853 - 408 pages
...I sometimes had the pleasureto fancy that in particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. The time I allotted...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 488 pages
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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