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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Together with Boswell's Journal of a ..., Količina 6
Prikaz kratkega opisa - 1950
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Količina 6
Prikaz kratkega opisa - 1887
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Stran 322 - Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
Stran lxvi - My ardour, which soon became conspicuous, seldom failed of procuring me a ticket. The habits of pleasure fortified my taste for the French theatre, and that taste has perhaps abated my idolatry for the gigantic genius of Shakespeare, which is inculcated from our infancy as the first duty of an Englishman.
Stran lxiv - I was willing, and I am now willing, to allow him a handsome share of the honour of my conversion: yet I must observe that it was principally effected by my private reflections; and I still remember my solitary transport at the discovery of a philosophical argument against the doctrine of transubstantiation...
Stran 301 - Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Stran 320 - Sir, a man will no more carry the artifice of the bar into the common intercourse of society, than a man who is paid for tumbling upon his hands will continue to tumble upon his hands when he should walk on his feet.
Stran xxviii - When I was with you last night I told you of a story x which I was preparing for the press. The title will be ' The Choice of Life or The History of Prince of Abissinia.
Stran 309 - We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Stran 318 - I will not be put to the question. Don't you consider, Sir, that these are not the manners of a gentleman? I will not be baited with what and why; what is this? what is that? why is a cow's tail long? why is a fox's tail bushy?" The gentleman, who was a good deal out of countenance, said, "Why, Sir, you are so good, that I venture to trouble you.
Stran 310 - If all this had happened to me, I should have had a couple of fellows with long poles walking before me, to knock down everybody that stood in the way. Consider, if all this had happened to Gibber or Quin, they'd have jumped over the moon. Yet Garrick speaks to us" (smiling). BOSWELL : " And Garrick is a very good man, a charitable man.