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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, Količina 4

James Boswell - 1889 - 460 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...contradiction, as I thought, took up his defence, and said, " Gome, come, this is not so terrible a crime ; he means only to vex them a little. I do not say that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of ..., Količina 5

James Boswell - 1889
...saying in one of Cibber'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 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.: Together with The Journal of ..., Količina 5

James Boswell - 1889
...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 with the butt end of it." Wednesday, Oct. 6.—After a sufficiency of sleep, we assembled at breakfast. We were just as if in...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Količina 2

James Boswell - 1889 - 494 strani
...saying in one of Gibber'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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of ..., Količina 4

James Boswell - 1889
...closet, ii. 354. Argument, Goldsmith applies to Johnson in, Cibber's witty deINDEX. scription, " When his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it," ii. 101, iv. 200 ; good humour in, the result of indifference, iii. 64, 65 ; and testimony, iv. 205...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of ..., Količina 4

James Boswell - 1889
...lady's closet, ii. 354. Argument, Goldsmith applies to Johnson in, Gibber's witty deE scription, " When his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it," ii. 101, iv. 200 ; good humour in, the result of indifference, iii. 64, 65; and testimony, iv. 205;...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of ..., Količina 4

James Boswell - 1889
...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 vou down with the butt end of it." Another was this : when a gentleman 1 of eminence in the literary...
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
...saying in one of Cibber'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 with the butt end of it." Wednesday, Oct. 6. — After a sufficiency of sleep, we assembled at hreakfast. We were just as if...
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The Yale Review, Količina 5 ,2. del

George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Irving Fisher, Henry Crosby Emery, Wilbur Lucius Cross - 1916 - 464 strani
...good is his comment on Johnson's methods of controversy: "There is no arguing with Johnson ; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it." Some of his judgments show a prescience greatly superior to Johnson's. While Johnson thought that Beattie...
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Carlyle

John Nichol - 1892 - 257 strani
...the shadow. Of Carlyle, as of Johnson, it might have heen said, " There is no use arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire he knocks you down with the butt :" both men would have benefited by revolt from their dictation, but the power to contradict either...
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