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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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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1188 strani
...Tht fdltr. No. si. What is read twice is commonly better remembered than what is transcribed. NO. 74. Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but...becomes a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties. Life afJohnton (Bos well). 1 Vol. i. Chap. vii. 1143. Wretched un-idea'd girls. CJiap.x. 1752. This...
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Memoirs of a Royal Chaplain, 1729-1763: The Correspondence of Edmund Pyle, D ...

Edmund Pyle - 1905 - 472 strani
...Times of James the First," and " The Court and Times of Charles the First." Dr. Johnson said that " Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation, but...pen in his hand than it becomes a torpedo to him and numbs all his faculties." Pyle's epithet connotes to a certain extent the contumely of Waipole, and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1907 - 712 strani
...Mead.t which is conceived with great address, to conciliate the patronage of that very eminent man. 1 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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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1906 - 1198 strani
...idler. y 0 .67. What is read twice is commonly better remembered than what is transcribed. NO. 74. Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but...becomes a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties. Life of Johnson (Boswell). 1 Vol. i. Cliap. rii. 1743. Wretched un-idea'd girls. Chap.x. 1752. This...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: 1709-March 18, 1776

James Boswell - 1907 - 626 strani
...patronage of that very eminent man.* It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity,'that Johnson considered Dr. Birch as a dull writer, and...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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Writing the Short-story: A Practical Handbook on the Rise, Structure ...

Joseph Berg Esenwein - 1909 - 478 strani
...talker becomes self-conscious. Many a writer suggests Tom Birch, of whom Samuel Johnson said, " He is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner...a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties." Colloquial speech is precisely what dialogue needs — the short, free, unconscious, rapidly shifting...
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Writing the Short-story: A Practical Handbook on the Rise, Structure ...

Joseph Berg Esenwein - 1918 - 474 strani
...talker becomes self-conscious. Many a writer suggests Tom Birch, of whom Samuel Johnson said, " He is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner...a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties." Colloquial speech is precisely •what dialogue needs — the short, free, unconscious, rapidly shifting...
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FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS

JOHN BARTLETT - 1919 - 1476 strani
...The Idler. No. 57. What is read twice is commonly better remembered than what is transcribed. No. 74. Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but...in his hand than it becomes a torpedo to him, and benurnbs all his faculties. Life ofJohnson (Boswell).' Vol. i. Chap. vii. 1743. Wretched un-idea'd...
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Language for Men of Affairs, Količina 2

1920 - 660 strani
...so on. Dr. Johnson once remarked of a distinguished clergyman of his acquaintance, one Dr. Birch 3 " Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but...a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties." Dr. Johnson himself, though his faculties were never benumbed, never wrote so well as he talked. In...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1922 - 562 strani
...obedient humble servant, R. J¿Es.” B. Richard Mead (1675—1754) studied at Utrecht, Leyden, and It has been circulated, I know not with what authenticity,...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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