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" Gentlemen, here's my son, — will you have him recite from the poets, or take your, portraits... "
A history military and municipal of the ancient borough of Devizes [by H. Bull]. - Page 448
by Henry Bull (of Devizes.) - 1859 - 80 pages
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - 1834
...skill as to likeness that his father usually introduced him to his visiters with " Gentlemen, here's my son, — will you have him recite from the poets, or take your portraits?" The recital of odes, arid the sketching of likenesses, were matters unfavourable to his education,...
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The Georgian Era: Political and rural economists. Painters, sculptors ...

Great Britain - 1834 - 588 pages
...purpose of seeing the son of the landlord, who used to introduce him with, " Gentlemen, here he i ; — will you have him recite from the poets, or take your portraits?" Among others, Garrick, Prince Hoare, and Mrs. Siddons, admired his talents for recitation ; and several...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and ..., Volume 6

Allan Cunningham - Artists - 1833
...skill as to likeness, that his father usually introduced him to his visitors with " Gentlemen, here's my son, — will you have him recite from the poets, or take your, portraits ? " The recital of odes, and the sketching of likenesses, were matters unfavourable to his education,...
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A History, Military and Municipal, of the Ancient Borough of the Devizes ...

Henry Bull - Devizes (England) - 1859 - 602 pages
...Collins. He had moreover at this infantine age discovered the faculty of drawing portraits, which he did with such fidelity as to likeness and such rapidity...farmers, on Thursdays, were closing the business of the duy over their brandy and water. These no doubt constituted a large proportion of Mr. Lawrence's most...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - Painters - 1859
...skill as to likeness that his father usually introduced him to his visiters with " Gentlemen, here's my son, — will you have him recite. from the poets, or take your portraits ?" The recital of odes, and the sketching of likenesses, were matters unfavourable to his education,...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Wiltshire, Dorsetshire, and Somersetshire

John Murray (Firm) - Dorset (England) - 1859 - 272 pages
...entertainment of customers. His father would introduce him to his visitors with, " Gentlemen, here's my son ; will you have him recite from the poets, or take your portraits ? " Devizes was the birthplace of Joseph Allein, an eminent non-conformist minister, b. lf.33. He was...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 67

Child rearing - 1868
...skill as to likeness that his father usually introduced him to his visiters with " Gentlemen, here's my son, — will you have him recite from the poets, or take your portraits ?" The recital of odes, and the sketching of likenesses, were matters unfavourable to his education,...
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The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 5

1888
...a moment where there had been disgust there was wonder. At the simple talisman, " Gentlemen, here's my son ; will you have him recite from the poets or take your portraits ? " the most confirmed bald-headed grumbler ceased his monotonous drone, and the storm in the coffee-room...
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Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

William Outram Tristam - Coaching - 1893 - 376 pages
...a moment where there had been disgust there was wonder. At the simple talisman, " Gentlemen, here's my son ; will you have him recite from the poets or take your portraits ? " the most confirmed bald-headed grumbler ceased his monotonous drone, and the storm in the coffee-room...
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Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

William Outram Tristam - Coaching - 1903 - 376 pages
...a moment where there had been disgust there was wonder. At the simple talisman, " Gentlemen, here's my son ; will you have him recite from the poets or take your portraits ? " the most confirmed bald-headed grumbler ceased his monotonous drone, and the storm in the coffee-room...
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