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" I remember," says he, in that letter, speaking of Swift, "as I and others were taking with him an evening walk, about a mile out of Dublin, he stopped short; we passed on; but perceiving he did not follow us, I went back, and found him fixed as a statue,... "
Life of Jonathan Swift - Page 291
by Walter Scott - 1829 - 364 pages
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Anecdotes of Polite Literature ...

1764 - 198 pages
...perceiving he did not follow us, I went back ; and found him fixed as a ftatue, and earneftly gazing upwards at a noble elm, which in its uppermost branches was much withered and decayed : pointing at it, he faid, " I mail be like that tree, I fliall die at top." As in this he feemed to prophefy like the Sybils...
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Swiftiana [ed. by G.H. Wilson].

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804 - 286 pages
...passed on ; but perceiving that he did not follow us, I went back, and found him fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at a noble elm, which...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he said, " I shall be like that tree ; I shall die at top." XXVIII. EDMUND CURLL. The tract printed in the Miscellanies,...
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Swiftiana ...

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804 - 284 pages
...passed on ; but perceiving that he did not follow us, I went back, and found him fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at a noble elm, which...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he said, " I shall be like that tree ; I shall die at top." XXVIII. EDMUND CURLL. The tract printed in the Miscellanies,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804 - 716 pages
...he did not follow us, I went back, and found him " fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upwards at a noble elm, which in " its uppermost branches...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it," he said, " I shall be like that .tree, I shall die at top.1' It is not probable, that this visit' to Ireland...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius, Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - 1808 - 768 pages
...that he did not follow us, I went back and found him fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing towards a noble elm, which in its uppermost branches was much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he said, " I shall be like that tree, I shall die at top." It was under the same impression, doubtless, that...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 494 pages
...short; we passed on; but, perceiving he did not follow us, I went back and found him fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at a noble elm, which...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he said, ' I shall be like that tree, I shall die at top.'' la it not probable, that this visit to Ireland was...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 404 pages
...we passed on ; but perceiving he V did not follow us, I went back and found him " fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at " a noble elm, which...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he " said, ' I shall be like that tree, I shall die at top'." Is it not probable, that this visit to Ireland was...
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Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 554 pages
...we passed on ; but perceiving he did not follow us, I •went back and found him fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at a noble elm, which...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he said, < I shall be like that tree, I shall die at top.' " Is it not probable, that this visit to Ireland...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 408 pages
...did not follow us, I went back and found him " fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at t' a noble elm, which in its uppermost branches was "...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he " said, ' I shall be like that tree, I shall die at top'." Is it not probable, that this visit to Ireland was...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 366 pages
...; we passed on ; but perceiving he did not follow us, I went back and found him fixed as a statue, and earnestly gazing upward at a noble elm, which...much withered and decayed. Pointing at it, he said, ' I shall be like that tree, I shall die at top." Is it not probable, that this visit to Ireland was...
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