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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 Great and Eccentric Characters of the World, Their Lives and Their Deeds ...

1877 - 799 strani
...conquest. "There is no arguing with him," said Goldsmith, alluding to a speech in one of Cibber's plays ; "for, if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it." No man, however, possessed more ot the milk of human kindness than Johnson ; was more ready to assist...
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Higher Lessons in English: A Work on English Grammar and ..., Knjiga 2

Alonzo Reed, Brainerd Kellogg - 1881 - 282 strani
...opinion is, that it is robbing the human race. — Mill. 10. There is no getting along with Johnson ; if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt of it. — Goldsmith. 11. We think in words ; and when we lack fit words, we lack fit thoughts. —...
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Samuel Johnson

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1878 - 195 strani
...that came to hand. "There is no arguing with Johnson," said Goldsmith, quoting a phrase from Gibber, " for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt-end of it." Johnson's view of conversation is indicated by his remark about Burke. " That fellow,"...
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Samuel Johnson: his words and his ways, and what men thought and spoke ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879
...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. Last night, at the inn, when the factor in Tyr-yi spoke of his having heard...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

1879 - 319 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."—Boswell. Last night, at the inn, when the factor in Tyr-yi spoke of his having heard...
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A Famous Victory ...

E. Goodman Holden - 1880 - 368 strani
...has a thumping majority behind him, is a pure waste of time. Like that celebrated Englishman, when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. An American philosopher once declared that one with the Almighty is a majority, but in firewater's...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 strani
...his arguments were weapons, and Goldsmith could say of him, 'There's no getting along with Johnson ; if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt of it.' Writing to Mrs. Thrale from the Hebrides, he says: 'When we were taken up stairs, a dirty fellow...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

1880 - 556 strani
...that came to hand. " There is no arguing with Johnson," said Goldsmith, quoting a phrase from Gibber, "for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt-end of it. " Johnson's view of conversation is indicated by his remark about Burke. "That fellow,"...
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Work on English Grammar & Composition

Alonzo Reed - 1877 - 302 strani
...opinion is, that it is robbing the human race.—Mill. 10. There is no getting along with Johnson; if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt of it.—Goldsmith. 11. We think in words; and when we lack fit words, we lack fit thoughts.—White....
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a ..., Količina 3

James Boswell - 1884
...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...butt end of it." Another was this : when a gentleman 4 of eminence in the literary world was violently censured for attacking people by anonymous paragraphs...
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