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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 - 511. oldal
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., 2. kötet

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 oldal
...image from one of Gibber's Comedies, " There is no arguing with Johnfon i for if his piftol mifles fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.", — Another, when a gentleman of eminence in the literary world was violently cenfured for attacking people by anonymous...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...him in the witty words of 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." He turned to the gentleman, " Well, Sir, go to Pominicetti,. and get thyself fumigated; but be sure...

The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 132 oldal
...' There is no arguing with him,' said Goldsmith, alluding to a speech in one of Gibber's plays ; ' for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the but end of it.' He had accustomed himself to such accuracy in common conversation, that he at all times...

The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., 4. kötet

James Boswell - 1807
...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...newspapers; he, from the spirit of contradiction as J thought, took up his defence, and said, ' Come, come, this is not so terrible a crime; he means only...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., 3. kötet

James Boswell - 1807
...Goldsmith said of him, with the aid of a very witty image from one of (Jibber's Comedies : " There is no arguing with Johnson : for if his pistol misses...news-papers ; he, from the spirit of contradiction as 1 thought, took up his defence, and said, " Come, come, this is not so terrible a crime ; he means...

The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1807 - 460 oldal
...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 but end of it." WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6. After a sufficiency of sleep, we assembled at breakfast. We were...

The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., 1. kötet

James Boswell - 1807
...him in the witty words of 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." He turned to the gentleman, " Well, Sir, go to Dominicetti, and get thyself fumigated ; but be sure...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., 1. kötet

James Boswell - 1807
...him in the witty words of one of Cibber's comedies : *' There is no arguing with Johnson ; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end ^BuT Dominicetti, and get thyself fumigated; but be sure »769. of it." He turned to the gentleman,...

Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 oldal
...conquest. " There is no arguing with him," said Goldsmith, alluding to a speech in one of Gibber's plays, " for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it." He had accustomed himself to such accuracy in common conversation, that he at all times delivered himself...

The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson. From the London ...

James Boswell - 1810
...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 hut-end of it." Wednesday, 6th October. After a sufficiency of sleep, we assembled at breakfast. We...




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