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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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Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

William Outram Tristram - Coaching (Transportation) - 1906 - 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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The Old Inns of Old England: A Picturesque Account of the Ancient ..., Volume 2

Charles George Harper - Bars (Drinking establishments) - 1906
...of the " Bear " by his fond YARD OF THE "BEAR," DEVIZES. father in this wise : " Gentlemen, here's my son ; will you have him recite from the poets, or take your portraits ? " and in this way he held forth in such great presences as those of Dr. Johnson, Garrick, Foote,...
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Round about Wiltshire

Arthur Granville Bradley - Cities and towns - 1907 - 386 pages
...picture when he was five, and his father used to introduce him to his guests with due formality : " Gentlemen, here is my son. Will you have him recite from the poets or take your portrait ? " an alternative that must, for the moment, have sounded formidable to inartistic and unpoetic...
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Lawrence

Painters - 1907 - 42 pages
...he was but five years old 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?" Apart from these accomplishments, he appears to have been a boy of spirit, fond of athletic games,...
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Masters in Art: A Series of Illustrated Monographs, Volume 8

Art - 1907
...he was but five years old 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?" Apart from these accomplishments, he appears to have been a boy of spirit, fond of athletic games,...
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Talk of Many Things: Further Recollections of a G.I. War Bride

Margaret H. Wharton - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 187 pages
...any who sat for him. His father is said to have introduced his talented son to hotel guests thusly, "Gentlemen, here is my son. Will you have him recite from the poets or take your portrait?" Among the notables much taken by young Thomas were the novelist Fanny Burney, the actor...
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