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" Poor stuff! No, sir, claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men : but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. - Página 251
por James Boswell - 1907
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 74

1894
...manner, the addition of a single word gives liveliness to the famous speech in which Johnson said, " No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for...aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy." Smiling was added in the revise. Though I have by no means come to the end of Boswell's corrections,...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 71

1861
...spoke with contempt of claret. " A man would be drowned by it before it made him drunk," adding, " Poor stuff ! No, sir, claret is the liquor for boys : port for men : but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy ! " Most toper sentiments ! But Ramsay did not stint his guests, and these were constantly...
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Tilbury Nogo, Or, Passages in the Life of an Unsuccessful Man

George John Whyte-Melville - 1861 - 363 páginas
...seemed to be much of old Doctor Johnson's opinion, as regarded fluids — " Claret is all very well for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero, sir (smiling), should drink brandy !" The usual toasts having been got through, and the company in...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...afterwards fool enough to expunge. " I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing." — Johnson. CLAHET is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who...the flavour of brandy is most grateful to the palate i and then brandy will do soonest for a man what drinking can do for him. There are, indeed, few who...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 páginas
...good intentions.* Boswell's Life of Johnson. Ibid. Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.f Ibid. Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. Ibid. If the man who turnips cries Cry not when his father dies, "T is a proof that...
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The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 páginas
...is harmless, pleasure pure and unalloyed, is as great a power as man can possess. WINE AND BRANDY. Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. In the first place, the flavour of brandy is most grateful to the palate ; and then...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 páginas
...good intentions.t Boswett's Life of Joknson. Ibbi. Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.J ibid. Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. ibid. If the man who turnips cries, Cry not when his father dies, T is a proof that...
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The modern Joe Miller, ed. by R.C.W.

Joe Miller - 1871
...and then you will cease to exist." Haranguing upon the qualities of liquors he said, ' ' Claret, sir, is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." Talking of London, Johnson said, "London is nothing to some people ; but to a man...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 páginas
...by it before it made him drunk.' He was persuaded to drink one glass of it, that he might judge, not from recollection, which might be dim, but from immediate...is the liquor for boys ; port for men : but he who anpirei to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy. In the first place, the flavour of brandy is most...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1873
...who thus gave honour to Cognac. — " He was persuaded," says Boswell, " to take one glass of claret. He shook his head, and said, ' Poor stuff !— No,...claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but be who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy."* 7.— Page 315, line 4. Nor further mercy...
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