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" Westminster-hall, there was a counsellor who never pleaded without a piece of packthread in his hand, which he used to twist about a thumb or a finger all the while he was speaking ; the wags of those days used to call it " the thread of his discourse,"... "
American Annals of Education - Seite 25
1835
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The Spectator, Band 6

1729
...was fpeaking: The Waggsof thofe Days ufed to call it the Thread of his Difcourfe, for he was not able to utter a Word without it. One of his Clients, who was more merry than wife, ftole it from him one Day in the jnidft of his Pleading ; but he had better have let it alane,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 Seiten
...fpeaking : the wags of "thofe days ufed to call it the thread of his difcourle, for }ie was not able to utter a word without it. One of his clients, who was more merry than wile, ftole it from Jiim one day in the midft of his pleading ; but he had better have let it al-one,...
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Select British Classics, Band 16

1803
...was speaking: the wags of those days used to call it the thread of his discourse, for he was not able to utter a word without it. One of his clients who...the midst of his pleading; but he had better have let it alone, for he lest his cause by his jest. I have all along acknowledged myself to be a dumb...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

1804
...while he was speaking : the wags of those days used to call it the thread of his discourse, for he was unable to utter a word without it. One of his...the midst of his pleading ; but he had better have let it alone, for he lost his cause by his jest. I have all along acknowledged myself to be a dumb...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Band 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...was speaking: the wags of those days used to call it the thread of his discourse, for he was not able to utter a word without it. One of his clients, who...day in the midst of his pleading ; but he had better havQ let it alone, for he lost his cause by his jest. improper person to give rules for oratory ; but...
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The Spectator; in Miniature: Being a Collection of the Principal ..., Band 1

1808
...speaking : the wags of those days osed to call it the thread of his discourse, for he was not ahle to utter a word without it. One of his clients, who...it from him one day in the midst of his pleading; hut he had hetter have let it alone, for he lost his caose hy his jest. I helieve every one will agree,...
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The Spectator, Band 7

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...while he was speaking : the wags of those days used to call it ' the thread of his discourse," for he was unable to utter a word without it. One of his...the midst of his pleading; but he had better have let •it alone, for he lost his cause by his jest. .1 have all along acknowledged myself to .be p....
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1814 - 407 Seiten
...speaking ; the wags of those days used to call it the thread of his discourse, for he was not able to utter a word without it. One of his clients who...the midst of his pleading ; but he had better have let it alone, for he lost his cause by the jest. XI. — Ad-vantages of History. — HUME. THE advantages...
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The beauties of The Spectator 2nd ed., revised and enlarged with The vision ...

Spectator The - 1816
...speaking: the wags of those days used to call it the thread of his discourse, for he was not jable to utter a word without it. One of his clients who...the midst of his pleading; but he had better have let it alone, for he lost his cause by his jest. I have all along acknowledged myself to be a dumb...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - 1819 - 360 Seiten
...was speaking ;<he wags of those days used to rail it the thread of his discourse, for he was not able to utter a word without it. One of his clients, who...the midst of his pleading ; but he had better have let it alone, for he lost his cause by the jest. XI. — Advantages of History. THE advantages found...
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