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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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English Men of Letters, Količina 13

John Morley - 1894
...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 was...
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English Men of Letters, Količina 6

John Morley - 1894
...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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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1894 - 688 strani
...by mere vociferation or savage personality. "There is no arguing with Johnson," said Goldsmith ; " for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the but-end of it." He looked upon conversation as an intellectual wrestling, and delighted in it as a...
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The Twentieth Century, Količina 94

1923
...victory.' Goldsmith quoted from 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.' Apart from all this, he had a fund of good-natured humour, and could fall in with a joke. VOL. XCIV—...
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The Nineteenth Century and After, Količina 94

1923 - 978 strani
...victory.' Goldsmith quoted from 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.' Apart from all this, he had a fund of good-natured humour, and could fall in with a joke. VOL. XCIV—Xo....
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Hemingway, the Writer as Artist

Carlos Baker - 1972 - 438 strani
...persiflage that reminded at least one reader of Goldsmith's remark about Dr. Samuel Johnson: "When his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it."28 Among the reviewers, Lawrence Morris saw the book as the somewhat ursine shrug with which a...
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The Influence of Rhetoric in the Shaping of Great Britain: From the Roman ...

Robert Tarbell Oliver - 1986 - 321 strani
...recollection that he was notoriously careless of facts and that, in his conversation, as Goldsmith observed, "If his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it." 24 Aside from the highly quotable belittlements of Chesterfield by Johnson, there has also been a general...
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Dictionary of Quotations in Communications

Lilless McPherson Shilling, Linda K. Fuller - 1997 - 315 strani
...convinces anyone contrary to his inclinations. Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. Oliver Goldsmith The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right. Lord...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 strani
...are apathy and weakness. GOLDSMITH Oliver 1730-1774 4146 There is no arguing with Johnson; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. 4147 The Bee no. 3 The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. 4148...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 strani
...DIP Vicar of Wakefte\A(iJhh}fh. 29; cf. Eliot 296:11 31 There is no arguing with Johnson; l'or when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. (ames lioswcll Lite of Samuel ¡ohnson < 1 79 1 ) 2fi October 1769 32 As I take my shoes from the shoemaker,...
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