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" ... are the best intelligencers in the world for our purpose : they dare not puzzle us for their own sakes, for every one is anxious to hear what they wish to believe ; and they who repeat it, to laugh at it when they have done, are generally more serious... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Henry Mackenzie - Page 24
by Henry Mackenzie - 1820
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The Man of Feeling

Henry Mackenzie - Benevolence - 1771 - 268 pages
...they dare not puzzle C 6 us. Us for their own fakes, for every one K Anxious to hear what they wifh to believe ; and they who repeat it to laugh at it when they have done, are generally more ferious than their hearers are apt to imagine. With a tolerable good memory, and fome fhare of cunning,...
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The Man of Feeling

Henry Mackenzie - English fiction - 1783 - 278 pages
...not puzzle C6 ua us for their own fakes, for every one is anxious to hear what they wifh to believe j and they who repeat it to laugh at it when they have done, are generally more ferious than their hearers are apt to imagine. With a tolerable good memory, and fome fhare of cunning,...
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The Man of Feeling

Henry Mackenzie - Benevolence - 1800 - 176 pages
...gleaned among servants and neighbours; and indeed people themselves are the best intelligencers in the world for our purpose : they dare not puzzle us...a-nights over heaths and church-yards, with this, and shewing the tricks of that there dog, whom I stole from the Serjeant of a marching regiment, (and by...
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The Man of Feeling

Henry Mackenzie - Benevolence - 1800 - 176 pages
...gleaned among servants and neighbours ; and indeed people themselves are the best intelligencers in the world for our purpose : they dare not puzzle us for their cnyii' sake, for every one is anxious to hear what they wish to believe; and they who repeat it, to...
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The English instructor; or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose ...

English instructor - English literature - 1801 - 258 pages
...gleaned among servants and » neighbours ; and indeed people themselves » are the best intelligencers in the world » for our purpose : they dare not puzzle...every one is » anxious to hear what they wish to be» lieve ; and they who repeat it to laugh » at it when they have done , are generally » more serious...
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The Man of Feeling

Henry Mackenzie - 1801 - 148 pages
...purpofe: they dare not puzzle us for their own f;ike, for every one is anxious to liear what they wifh to believe; and they who repeat it, to laugh at it when they have done, are generally more ferious than their hearers are apt to imagine- With a tolerable good memory, and fome ihare of cunning,...
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The Works of Henry Mackenzie, Volume 1

Henry Mackenzie - 1808
...gleaned among servants and neighbours; and indeed people themselves are the best intelligencers in the world for our purpose : they dare not puzzle us...and some share of cunning ; with the help of walking a- nights over heaths and churchyards ; with this, and shewing the tricks of that there dog, whom I...
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The Works of Henry Mackenzie ...: The man of feeling, and Miscellaneous pieces

Henry Mackenzie - 1815
...own sake, forfevery one is anxious to hear ' / what they wish to believe ;7 and they who repeat / [ I it, to laugh at it when they have done, are generally...a-nights over heaths and church-yards, with this, and shewing the tricks of that there dog, whom I stole from the serjeant of a marching regiment, (and by...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...gleaned among servants and neighbours ; and indeed people themselves are the best intelligencers in the world for our purpose : they dare not puzzle us...a-nights over heaths and church-yards; with this, and shewing the tricks of that there dog, whom I stole from the serjeant of a marching regiment, (and by...
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The novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823
...servants and neighbours ; and indeed people themselves are the best intelligencers in the world for onr shewing the tricks of that there dog, whom I stole from the Serjeant of a marching regiment, (and by...
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