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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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Addison Peale Russell - 1883 - 362 páginas
...sale of Thrale's brewery, the value of the property to be disposed of : " 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." Who, but Johnson, in his most comfortable and self-satisfied mood, could have said it ? Having asked...
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The African Repository, Volumes 57-59

1883
...that when the sale of Thrales' Brewery was going forward, Johnson was asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of. He replied, "We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing...
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A History of Dorking and the Neighbouring Parishes: With Chapters on the ...

John Shenton Bright - 1884 - 408 páginas
...inkhorn, and a pen in his button hole, like an exciseman," and on being asked what he really considered the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." The Barclay family traces its descent from Alexander de Berclay, circa 1326, who is described as holding...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 páginas
...brewery, then about to be disposed of to Barclay and Perkins, he returned the memorable answer: "Sir, we are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Well, sir, I will acknowledge that I have a better opinion of him than I once had, for he has shown...
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London ...: Illustrated by ... Bird's-eye Views of the Principal Streets ...

1887
...for it no less than £135,000 at the auction, whereat he made this remarkably Johnsonian speech : " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." LONDON BRIDGE. More than a hundred years ago, ie, before 1750, the only bridge across the Thames was...
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The Library Chronicle, Volume 4

1887
...profession that you should catch the spirit of Dr. Johnson when, at the sale of Thrale's brewery, he said " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Let us consider the potentiality of our Free Libraries in relation to our national education. The Education...
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London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers

Karl Baedeker (Firm) - 1887 - 340 páginas
...which he attended as an executor, though often quoted, are worthy of repetition: 'We »re not hereto sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.' Two vats are shown, each of which can contain 3300 barrels of liquor. The water used in brewing is...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...ink-horn and pen in his button-hole, like an excise-man ; and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered, ' We arc not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich, beyond the...
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London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers

Karl Baedeker (Firm) - 1887 - 340 páginas
...occasion of the sale, which he attended as an executor, though often quoted , are worthy of repetition: 'We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, hut the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.' Two vats are shown, each of which...
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Biographical Catalogue: Being an Account of the Lives of Friends and Others ...

Society of Friends - 1888 - 878 páginas
...an amount, had faith, no doubt, in Dr. Johnson's remarks, who, as one of Thrale's executors, said, " We are not here to sell a parcel of Boilers and Vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Dr. Johnson was not wanting in philosophic counsel to the purchaser (who, like his ancestor, the Apologist,...
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