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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of learn.


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  • I think it was in the year 1784 that the Question came to be decided Between the journeyman Shoemakers; whether those who had learn'd without serving an Apprenticeship could follow the Trade.

    Letter 20

  • And amongst other conversation learn'd that his next Number will contain very interesting matter respecting Heny VII's Chapel, some of the engravings for which appear to be admirable indeed.

    Letter 217

  • Bedfordshire than I proposed, and could not do otherwise, and I learn'd from Catharine's communication that you would leave on the 2d of this month.

    Letter 252

  • Here I enjoy'd as much Happiness by the Favour of Hannibal, and his Father, as cou'd be hop'd for in Servitude, for I was on the same footing with his Pages, which were Free men, and with them learn'd all


  • He learn'd by her Carriage to distinguish between the


  • Product of those Moments, to wit, the good Morals I learn'd, are always at my Command.


  • Here I improv'd that little Talent I had of Singing and Musick, learn'd all the Ways and Rules of those holy Votaries; and found so much Happiness and Tranquility in that Kind of Life, that if it had been compatible with my Sex, I should have preferr'd it before all others, and have supplicated most earnestly to have been admitted into their holy Society.


  • However, they wheedled us all, according to our respective Circumstances; in particular, they told me, I should meet my Father there, he being gone in another Ship, which they pretended was thro 'Mistake: But I had now learn'd to believe nothing they said; but found we were, what they call'd kid − knap'd.

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  • Priest; and by degrees learn'd, that he had secretly converted and baptized our Mistress's Husband before he dy'd, who had recommended him to his Wife, to be good to him and as soon as she had settled her Affairs to give him his Liberty and wherewithal to convey him into his own Country, which was Italy.

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  • You'd change your learn'd Harangues for Country Chat,

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