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''I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to GIVE OF my own small achievements you habitually underrated your own abilities.''

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The two words don't actually form a phrase. They belong to separate clauses, though this is understandably a tricky sentence to parse (took me a minute too). Let me rephrase and simplify it a bit:

In all [your] accounts ... of my achievements, you habitually underrated your own abilities.

Now we can see that "give" and "of" are being used separately with their usual meanings.

  • Maybe, it would be more helpful if you could explain the meaning of the whole sentence? – dan Dec 24 '19 at 11:29
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    "Which you have been so good as to give" refers to the accounts; @the-baby-is-you has replaced it with your. – Kate Bunting Dec 24 '19 at 13:51

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