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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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On Lying in Bed and Other Essays

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - 2000 - 524 strani
...bear them down by clamour. Everyone knows the brilliant description of him by one of his best friends: 'If his pistol misses fire he knocks you down with the butt of it.' But few realize that this is the act of a simple and heroic fellow fighting against a superior...
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Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches: Essays and Speeches

Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., Robert C. Leitz, Jesse S. Crisler - 2001 - 644 strani
...that came to hand. "There is no arguing with Johnson," said Goldsmith, quoting a phrase from Cibber, "for if his pistol misses fire he knocks you down with the butt-end of it."" were, become the acknowledged champion of the ring, and who had an irascible and...
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