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" ... lessened his apprehension. He began in his pleasant voice ; got through two or three sentences pretty easily, but in the next hesitated ; and, after one or two attempts to go on, gave it up, with a graceful allusion to the tournament, and the troops... "
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society - Halaman 412
oleh Massachusetts Historical Society - 1860
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Irving's Works: The life and letters of Washington Irving, by his nephew, P ...

Washington Irving - 1882
...graceful allusion to the tournament, and the troops of knights all armed and eager for the fray; and ended with the toast, "Charles Dickens, the guest...a repetition of the applause which had saluted his arising; " there! I told you I should break down, and I've done it." There certainly never was made...
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The Life and Letters of Washington Irving, Volume 2

Pierre Munroe Irving - 1883
...graceful allusion to the tournament, and the troops of knights all armed and eager for the fray ; and ended with the toast : " Charles Dickens, the guest...rising ; " there ! I told you I should break down, and I 've done it." There certainly never was made a shorter after-dinner speech ; I doubt if there ever...
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Literary and Social Essays

George William Curtis - 1894 - 293 halaman
...guest of the nation " — then sank into his chair amid immense applause, whispering to his neighbor, " There, I told you I should break down, and I've done it." When Thackeray came, Irving consented to preside at a dinner if speeches were absolutely forbidden....
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The Works of Charles Dickens ...

Charles Dickens - 1899
...GUEST OF THE 1 NATION. There! said he, as he resumed his seat amid applause ' as great as had greeted his rising, There ! I told you I should ' break down, and I've done it ! ' He was in London a few months later, on his way to Spain ; and I heard Thomas Moore describe at...
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Literary Haunts & Homes: American Authors

Theodore Frelinghuysen Wolfe - 1898 - 225 halaman
...guest in the very shortest and most abruptly closed of dinner speeches, terminating with the aside, " There, I told you I should break down, and I've done it !" A humbler resort, whose character remains little changed although the building has been reconstructed,...
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The Life of Charles Dickens

Sir Frank Thomas Marzials - 1908 - 521 halaman
...GUEST OF THE NATIOK. Th crc I said he, as he resumed his seat amid applause as great as had greeted his rising, There! I told you I should break down, and I've done it!" He was in London a few months later, oh his way to Spain ; and I heard Thomas Moore describe at Rogers's...
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1855-1874

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...a speech, he was obliged to obey the universal call, and to accept the painful pre-eminence. . . . Under the circumstances, — an invited guest, with...more successful one. The manuscript seemed to be a dozen or twenty pages long; but the printed speech was not as many lines.— FELTON, CORNELIUS CONWAY,...
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Literature, Volume 8

Henry Van Dyke - 1911 - 394 halaman
...before he was called upon to speak, even though his speech was all written out and lay beside his plate. "There! I told you I should break down, and I've done it! " he exclaimed, as he resumed his seat with his speech only half delivered, but with all the table...
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Public Speaking: Principles and Practice

Irvah Lester Winter - 1912 - 398 halaman
...the guest of the nation," and sank into his chair amid immense applause, whispering to his neighbor, "There! I told you I should break down, and I've done it." When Thackeray came, later, Irving "consented to preside at a dinner, if speeches were absolutely forbidden...
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The Dickens Circle: A Narrative of the Novelist's Friendships

James William Thomas Ley - 1919 - 424 halaman
...graceful allusion to the tournament and the troop of knights all armed and eager for the fray; and ended with the toast, 'Charles Dickens, the Guest...a repetition of the applause which had saluted his rising—'there! I told you I should break down, and I've done it.'" to take up the duties of American...
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