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" It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity, that Johnson considered Dr. Birch as a dull writer, and said of him, 'Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but no sooner does he take a pen in his hand, than it becomes a torpedo to... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765 - Stran 159
avtor: James Boswell - 1887
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 622 strani
...puella. Qui sperasMusam posse placeré tiiam I MJ r conciliate the patronage of that very eminent man." It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity,...a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties." That the literature of this country is much indebted to Birch's activity and diligence, must certainly...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827 - 576 strani
...puclla. Qui sperai Musam роме placeré tuam I MJ conciliate the patronage of that very eminent man.* It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity, that Johnson considered Юг. Birch as a dull writer, and said of him, " Tora Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ;...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., 1. del;Deli 1945–1947

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 414 strani
...But he is said to have satirically observed—' Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation, hut no sooner does he take a pen in his hand, than it...a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties.' BiRfuWiNE. See BLTULA. BIRCH'EV, adj. from birch. Made of birch. His beavered brow a birchen garland...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Količina 1

James Boswell - 1831 - 602 strani
...the patronage of that very eminent man. It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity 1 , that Johnson considered Dr. Birch as a dull writer,...a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties." That the literature of this country is much indebted to Birch's activity and diligence must certainly...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1834 - 654 strani
...researches of Birch, though he is &aid to have considered him but a feeble writer ; and to have remarked, " Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but...in his hand, than it becomes a torpedo to him, and benumb* all his faculties." Dr. Birch left hi* library, together with a very valuable collection of...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833 - 1182 strani
...the patronage of that very eminent man. It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity 1 , that Johnson considered Dr. Birch as a dull writer,...a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties." That the literature of this country is much indebted to Birch's activity and diligence must certainly...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1834 - 602 strani
...of lurch, though he is said to have considered him but a feeble writer ; and to have remarked, '• Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but no sooner docs he take a pen in his hand, than it becomes a torpedo to him, ami benumbs all his faculties." Dr....
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour ..., Količina 1

James Boswell - 1835 - 366 strani
...Mead,f which is conceived with great address, to conciliate the patronage of that very eminent man. (i) It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity, that Johnson considered Dr. Birch ( 2 ) as a dull writer, and said of him, " Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but no...
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A General Biographical Dictionary, Količina 1

John Gorton - 1838 - 842 strani
...notwitlistanditig which, he is said to have considered him as a dull writer, and to have satirically observed— " Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation, but no sooner does he take a pen in hie hand, than it becomes a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties." The literature of this...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole: Earl of Orford: Including Numerous Letters ...

Horace Walpole - 1842 - 594 strani
...historian and biographer was born in 1705, and was killed by a fall from his horse, in 1765. Dr. Johnson said of him, " Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but no sooner does lie take a pen in his hand, than it becomes a torpedo to him, and benumbs al] his faculties."—E....
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