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" The king has lately been pleased to make me Professor of Ancient History in a royal Academy of Painting, which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed ; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself.... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 19
edited by - 1855
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Biographical sketch. Poetical extracts. Miscellaneous essays. From The bee ...

Washington Irving - 1858
...in a royal academy of painting which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed ; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself. Honours to one in my situation are something like ruffles to one that wants a shirt. " You tell me...
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The Life and Writings of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Allan Cunningham - 1860 - 369 pages
...a place, says Percy, at the yearly dinner. Of this honor Goldsmith thus writes to his brother : '' I took it rather as a compliment to the institution...one in my situation are something like ruffles to a man who wants a shirt." Lastly, the King, to give dignity to the Royal Academy of Great Britain,...
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The Works of Washington Irving

Oliver Goldsmith - 1861
...in the royal academy of painting which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed ; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution...something like ruffles to one that wants a shirt. "You tell me that there are fourteen or fifteen pounds left me in the hands of my cousin Lawder, and...
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Irving's Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1864
...in the royal academy of painting which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed ; and I took it rather as a compliment to the Institution...something like ruffles to one that wants a shirt. " You tell me that there are fourteen or fifteen pounds left me in the hands of my cousin Lawder, and...
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Some account of the life and religious exercises of Mary Neale, principally ...

Samuel Neale - 1795
...remark, on hearing of his appointment, was somewhat characteristic. " I took it," he (107) 15 226 says, " rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself. Honours to one in my situation are something like ruffles to a man who wants a shirt." To the great...
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - Authors, Irish - 1873 - 408 pages
...in a royal Academy of Painting, which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed ; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any * The u Jenny" of a former letter; sea ante, :. 122. benefit to myself. Honours to one in my situation...
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Extracts from Goldsmith's 'Vicar of Wakefield', with life of the author and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1876
...History in a Royal Academy of Painting which he has just established; but there is no salary annexed, and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself. Honours to one in my situation are something like ruffles to one that wants a shirt." After Goldsmith's...
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Traveller ...: With Introduction, Life of the Author, Argument, & Notes

Oliver Goldsmith - 1879 - 71 pages
...History in a Royal Academy of Painting which he has just established; but there is no salary annexed, and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution than any benefit to myself. Honours to one in my situation are something like ruffles to one that wants a shirt." After Goldsmith's...
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Four Centuries of English Letters: Selections from the Correspondence of One ...

William Baptiste Scoones - English letters - 1880 - 573 pages
...in the royal academy of painting which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution...something like ruffles to one that wants a shirt. You tell me that there are fourteen or fifteen pounds left me in the hands of my covisin Lawder, and...
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Four Centuries of English Letters: Selections from the Correspondence of One ...

William Baptiste Scoones - English letters - 1880 - 573 pages
...in the royal academy of painting which he has just established, but there is no salary annexed; and I took it rather as a compliment to the institution...something like ruffles to one that wants a shirt. You tell me that there are fourteen or fifteen pounds left me in the hands of my cousin Lawder, and...
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