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" Johnson appeared bustling about, with an ink-horn and pen in his buttonhole, like an exciseman; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property, which was to be disposed of, answered, " We are not here to sell a parcel of... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Página 365
por James Boswell - 1821
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The Principles of Economical Philosophy, Volume 1

Henry Dunning Macleod - 1872
...inkhorn and pen in his button hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...POTENTIALITY of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." This latter phrase was merely a Johnsonian expression for the goodwill of the business. The price realized...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 páginas
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered, 'AVc are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond...
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Old and New London: The southern suburbs

Walter Thornbury - 1873
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 páginas
...the exciseman he so cordially detested; and when asked what he thought the property was really worth, answered: " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers...the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams «/ ariirUe." With all our good Doctor's learning, shrewdness, force of character, he was yet, in some...
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The Christian Ambassador, Volume 12

1874
...pounds, and he worked up his language to a height worthy the occasion. " We are not here," he said, " to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mrs. Thrale, with her usual indefatigable energy, attended the sale, and arranged beforehand that,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...ink-horn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered, " We 1 Mrs. Piozzi states that Johnson's ever to happen! .... Johnson, howfondness for Thrale "had a dash...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...ink-horn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered, " We 1 Mrs. Piozzi states that Johnson's ever to happen! .... Johnson, howfondness for Thrale "had a dash...
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Hostages to Fortune: A Novel, Volume 2

Mary Elizabeth Braddon - 1875
...do you remember what Dr. Johnson said about Thrale's brewery, when the business was being sold ? " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Do you hold literature as something less than beer, and are you going to limit my power of increasing...
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Hostages to Fortune: A Novel

Mary Elizabeth Braddon - 1875 - 159 páginas
...do you remember what Dr. Johnson said about Thrale's brewery, when the business was being sold ? ' We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.' Do you hold literature as something less than beer, and are you going to limit my power of increasing...
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All the Year Round, Volume 16;Volume 36

1876
...with an inkhorn at his button-hole like an exciseman, and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice ! " If Johnson really used the words attributed to him, he never displayed his sound common sense more...
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