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" I might not be suspected of idle boasting, 1 immediately put it to the proof. I therefore took the fourth part of a common leaf of paper, and on its narrower side wrote a single line in so \small a character that it contained twenty verses of the Iliad... "
Memoirs of the life of Peter Daniel Huet, bishop of Avranches, written by ... - Page 176
by Pierre Daniel Huet (bp. of Avranches.) - 1810
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Memoirs of the Life of Peter Daniel Huet, Bishop of Avranches, Volume 2

Pierre-Daniel Huet - Theologians - 1810
...day confined to his bed by a slight illness, and we who stood round were endeavouring to entertain him by pleasant conversation, mention was by chance...such lines each page of the paper could easily admit 1 20, therefore the page would contain 2400 Homeric verses : and as the leaf so divided would give...
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The Life, Journals, and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys ..., Volume 2

Samuel Pepys - Great Britain - 1841
...they expressed their astonishment at this assertion, that I might not be suspected of idle boasting, I immediately put it to the proof. " I therefore took...single line in so small a character, that it contained 20 verses of the Iliad. Of such lines each page of the paper could easily admit 120 ; therefore the...
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The Life, Journals, and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F.R ..., Volume 2

Samuel Pepys - Great Britain - 1841
...they expressed their astonishment at this assertion, that I might not be suspected of idle boasting, I immediately put it to the proof. " I therefore took...common leaf of paper, and on its narrower side wrote a eingle line in so small a character, that it contained 20 verses of the Iliad. Of such lines each page...
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Ten Thousand Wonderful Things: Comprising Whatever is Marvellous and Rare ...

Edmund Fillingham King - Curiosities and wonders - 1894 - 684 pages
...they expressed their astonishment at this assertion, that I might not be suspected of idle boasting, I immediately put it to the proof. I therefore took...it contained twenty verses of the Iliad : of such line* each page of the paper could easily admit 120, therefore the page would contain 2400 Homeric...
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