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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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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...by a good tavern or inn. An. 177G. All this (wealth) excludes but one evil, — poverty. An. 1777. Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. An. 1779. 1 St. Francis de Sales writes to Mad. de Chantal (1605): Do not be troubled...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 páginas
...matter, he was induced by Reynolds to drink one glass of it; but he shook his head and exclaimed : " Poor stuff! No, sir ; 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1885
...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...He shook his head, and said, " Poor stuff! No, Sir, ctaret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink...
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Technique: Published Annually by the Junior Class of the ..., Volume 10

1895
...other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own." — JV-les's notes. " Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." — Brothers B-rn-rd. ' Mere engines made by geometry." — Peabodynatnics. ' So...
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Gleanings from the Natural History of the Ancients

Morgan George Watkins - 1885 - 258 páginas
...looked at it in a ftate like that of the fea-god Glaucus, whofe original nature can no longer be 1 " Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men : but he who afpires to be a hero " (fmiling) " muft drink brandy." (Bofwcll, vol. iii., p. 411, ed. 1816.) readily...
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Self-consciousness of Noted Persons

1887 - 187 páginas
...eating is over the bottles go their round. Burke takes claret, and the Doctor ejaculates, " Poor stuff, sir. Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." Burke responds, " Then, sir, give me claret, for I like to be a boy, and partake...
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Proverbs, Maxims, and Phrases of All Ages: Classified ..., Volumes 1-2

1887 - 602 páginas
...3. The man who has been beaten by a firebrand runs away at the sight of a fire-fly. Ctng. Brandy. 2. Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drirvk brandy. Boswell. Life of Johnson. Brave. 1. How sleep the brave who sink to rest ; By all...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 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...aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy." ' Bosweil'* Life o/johnsm, iii. 38r. Brentford : I ONCE reminded Johnson that when Dr. Adam Smith was...
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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 35

Hubert Howe Bancroft - 1888 - 828 páginas
...expressed great contempt for claret, saying, "a man would be drowned by it before it made him drunk. 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 «flavor of brandy is most grateful to the palate, and then...
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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: California inter pocula. 1888

Hubert Howe Bancroft - 1888
...expressed great contempt for claret, saying, "a man would be drowned by it before it made him drunk. 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 flavor of brandy is most grateful to the palate, and then...
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