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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ... - Page 27
by James Boswell - 1822
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 2

Books and bookselling - 1793
...that well deferves to be recorded." Of a certain noble Lord he faid, " Refpeft him you could not j for he had no mind of his own. Love him you could...not, for that which you could do with him, every one elfe could." Of Dr Goldfmith he faid, " No man was more fooliih when he had not a pen in his hand,...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 2

Books and bookselling
...that well deferves to be recorded." Of a. certain noble Lord he faid, " Refpecl him you could not j for he had no mind of his own. Love him you could not,for that which you could do with him, every one elfe could." Of Dr GoMfmith he faid, " No man was...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...their fhoulders, and fay, ' His memory is going."* .<* Of a certain noble Lord he faid, " Refpecl him you could not ; for he had no mind of his own : love...; for that which you could do with him, every one elfe could." Being afked by a young nobleman, what was become of the gallantry and military fpirit...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...written, and that well deserves to be recorded. ' ' " Of a certain noble Lord, he said, ' Respect him, you could not ; for he had no mind of his own. Love...He told in his lively manner the following literary anecdote : ' Green and Guthrie, an Irishman and a Scotchman, undertook a translation of Duhalde's history...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...written, and that well deserves to be recorded." " Of a certain noble Lord, he said, ' Respect him, you could not ; for he had no mind of his own. Love...not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had." of expectation. The gentleman provoked at his inordinate vanity, resolved not to indulge it, and with...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...their shoulders, and say, ' His memory is going.'" Of a certain noble Lord, he said, " Respect him you could not; for he had no mind of his own; love...which you could do with him, every one else could." Being asked by a young nobleman, what was become of the gallantry and military spirit of the old English...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...superficial observer than characters of nature, where a man must dive into the recesses of the human heart." Of Dr. Goldsmith he said, " No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, nor more wise when he had." Of Goldsmith's ' Traveller,' he said, " There has not been so fine a poem...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...knowledge of the subject ; which made Johnson observe of him, " No man was more foolish when he " bad not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he " had *." Indeed, with all his defects, (to conclude nearly in the words of that great critic t,) " As a...
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The provok'd husband, by Sir J. Vanbrugh and C. Cibber. The conscious lovers ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...reflectiony and whhout a <( sufficient knowledge of the subject; which made " Johnson observe of him, " No man was more foolish " when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise " when he had."* Indeed with all hrs defects, (to con" elude nearly in the words of that great critic,+) " As BosweH's...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...reflection, and without a sufficient knowledge of the subject ; which made Johnson observe of him, " No man was more foolish " when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise " when he had.'* Indeed with all his defects, (to conclude nearly in the words of that great critic,f) " As a writer...
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