"I am afraid you give me too much credit," said Robert, modestly.
"Perhaps you may have heard of me before," said he, modestly.
"But I play to win," he modestly met it, and again they laughed.
"I modestly but freely told him what I thought" of Paradise Lost!
Be careful not to sing too loud, or anything like that: just do it all modestly, as if you were used to it.