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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 Works of Washington Irving, Količina 2

Washington Irving - 1859
...Goldsmith designated it much more happily. " There is no arguing with Johnson," said he, "for, when Ms pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it."* In several of the intellectual collisions recorded by Boswell as triumphs of Dr. Johnson, it really...
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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 strani
...saying in one of Gibber's comedies, which pute 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 with the butt end of it." * Wednesday, Oct. 6.—After a sufficiency of sleep, we assembled at breakfast. We were just as if...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His ..., Količina 2

James Boswell - 1860 - 492 strani
...saying in one of Cibber's comedies, whichputs 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 with the butt end of it." Wednesday, Oct. 6. — After a sufficiency of sleep, we assembled at breakfast. We were just as if...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With a Life

Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1862 - 214 strani
...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.' Of Goldsmith's Traveller he used to speak in terms of the highest commendation. A...
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The British Poets

1865
...what Goldsmith said of him, with the aid of a very witty image from one of Cibber's comedies: ' There is no arguing with Johnson ; for, if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt-end of it.' Of Goldsmith's Traveller he used to speak in terms of the highest commendation. A...
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The Christian Ambassador, Količina 7

1869
...of others like an enraged elephant. " It is of no use arguing with him," said one who knew him well, "for if his pistol misses fire he knocks you down with the butt end." When heated in debate, there can be no doubt that he sometimes argued for victory rather than truth....
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Količina 1

John Forster - 1873 - 408 strani
...of Gibber's comedies, say of his hero's conversation: "There is "no arguing with Johnson; for "when his pistol misses fire, he "knocks you down with the butt;< end of it."** * While Johnson was talking loudly in praise of the closing lines of the Dunciad, one of the company...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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."—Another, when a gentleman of eminence in the literary world was violently censured for attacking...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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 that...
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Philosophy of English Literature: A Course of Lectures Delivered in the ...

John Bascom - 1893 - 458 strani
...victory, and suffer keenly under defeat. Goldsmith said of him, " There is no getting along with Johnson, if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt of it." Yet even then he knew how to give either the force of wit or the color of truth to the blow....
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