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" Now Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one who cannot spare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one unless he can easily spare it, though he has a hundred chances for... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone - Página 208
por James Boswell - 1827
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 páginas
...hundred chances for him : he can get but a guinea, and he may lofe a hundred. Goldfmith is in this ftate. When he contends, if he gets the better, it is a very...reputation : if he does not get the better, he is miferably vexed." Johnfon's own fuperlative power of wit fet him above any rifk of fuch xmeafinefs....
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 páginas
...hundred chances for him : he can get but a guinea, and he may lofe a hundred. Goldfmith is in this ftate. When he contends, if he gets the better, it is a very...reputation : if he does not get the better, he is miferably vexed. The misfortune of Goldfmith in converfation is this : he goes on without knowing how...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1801
...':..- '".*. * Bofvvell's Life of Johnfon, 3d edit. Vol. II. p. 192. t.^i PI 229' . " flatc. (late. When he contends, if he gets the better, it is a very...literary reputation ; if he does not get the better he is miferably vexed." Here for fome time he attended the lectures of Monroe, and the other profeflbrs in...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807
...spare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he can easily spare it, though he has a hundred chances...Johnson's own superlative powers of wit set him above any risk of such uneasiness. Garrick had remarked to me of him, a few days before, " Rabelais and all other...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...spare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he can easily spare it, though he has a hundred chances...he does not get the better, he is miserably vexed. The misfortune of Goldsmith in conversation is this: he goes on without knowing how he is to get off....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...spare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he can easily spare it, though he has a hundred chances...of his literary reputation: if he does not get the tetter, he is miserably vexed." 5 I pgretted that Dr. Johnson never took the trouble to study a question...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...spare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he can easily spare it, though he has a hundred chances...guinea, and he may lose a hundred. Goldsmith is in this * Boswell's Life of Johnson, 3d edit. vol. II, p. 192. f Ibid. p. 229. state. When he contends, if...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...can get but a guinea, end he may lose a hundred. Goldsmith is in this state. When he contends, if be gets the better, it is a very little addition to a...he is miserably vexed." Johnson's own superlative povers of wit set him above any mk of such uneasiness. Garrick had remarked to me of him, a few days...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 páginas
...spare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he can easily spare it, though he has a hundred chances...he does not get the better, he is miserably vexed. 'The misfortune of Goldsmith in conversation is this: he goes on without knowing how he is to get off....
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James Boswell - 1820 - 178 páginas
...spare the hundred : it is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he can easily spare it, though he has a hundred chances...Johnson's own superlative powers of wit set him above any risk of such uneasiness. Garrick had remarked of him, a few days before, " Rabelais and all other wits...
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