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" Here was exemplified what Goldsmith said of him, with the aid of a very witty image from one of Gibber's Comedies: " There is no arguing with Johnson ; for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. "
Boswell's Life of Johnson - Stran 509
avtor: James Boswell - 1917 - 574 strani
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The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1813 - 460 strani
...saying in one of Gibber's comedies, which puts this part of his character in a strong light. — " There is no arguing with Johnson; for, if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down ivilh the but end of it." WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6. After a sufficiency of sleep, we assembled at breakfast....
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.: With an Account of the Author ...

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 154 strani
...conquest. 'There is no arguing with him,' said Goldsmith, alluding to a speech in one of Gibber's plays; 'for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.' He had accustomed himself to such accuracy in common conversation, that he at all times delivered himself...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Količina 2

James Boswell - 1817
...from one of Gibber's Comedies; There is' no arguing with Johnson : for if hi» pistol misses fire, lie knocks you down with the butt end of it. Another was...eminence in the literary world was violently censured fur attacking people by anonymous paragraphs in newspapers ; he, from the spirit of contradiction as...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Količina 214

1923
...his methods by applying to him a quotation from Cibber : " There is no arguing with Johnson, for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it." Dr Taylor, Johnson's old schoolfellow, thus described him to Boswell, when they were his guests at...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Količina 2

James Boswell - 1820
...Gibber's Comedies: There is no arguing with Johnson : for if hi« pistol luiwes fire, he knocks yon down with the butt end of it. Another was this: when...newspapers ; 'he, from the spirit of contradiction ai I thought, took up his defence and said, Come, come, this is not so terrible a crime; he means only...
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The Ladies' Literary Cabinet

Samuel Woodworth - 1820 - 658 strani
...speaking of Dr. Johnson's force and perseverance in disputation, said, there is no arguing with him ; for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. 14: 143 POETRY. FOR THS LADIES' LITERARY CABINET. THE ABSENT FRIEND. AIR— « Bonnie Coon." Oh ! light...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 strani
...to him in the witty words of one of Gibber's comedies: " There is no arguing with Johnson; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it." He turned to the gentleman, " Well, sir, go to Dominicetti, and get thyself fumigated; but be sure...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820 - 536 strani
...to him in the witty words of one of Gibber's comedies: " There is no arguing with Johnson ; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. He turned to the gentleman, "Well, Sir, go to Dominicetti, and get •thyself fumigated ; but be sure...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Količina 5

James Boswell - 1821
...what Goldsmith said of him, with the aid of a very witty image from one of Gibber's Comedies: " There is no arguing with Johnson: for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the but-end of it." Another was this: when a gentleman of eminence in the literary world was violently...
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The British Prose Writers, Količina 16

1821
...him in the witty words of one of Cibber's comedies : " There is no arguing with Johnson ; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it." He turned to the gentleman, " Well, sir, go to Dominicetti, and get thyself fumigated ; but be sure...
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