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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1888
...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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...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...beyond the dreams of avarice." ' On Friday, April 6, 2 he carried me to dine at a club, which, at his desire, had been lately formed at the Queen's Arms...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...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...beyond the dreams of avarice." ' On Friday, April 6,2 he carried me to dine at a club, which, at his desire, had been lately formed at the Queen's Arms...
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London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers, with 3 Maps and 15 Plans

Karl Baedeker (Firm) - 1889 - 360 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,...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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Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales ..., Volume 1

William Boyne - 1891
...for ^135,00x5 ; and upon this occasion the often-quoted words were used, that " they were not there to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice," words which the later history of the brewery has proved to be more than mere rodomontade. — [R. and...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters

Henry Augustin Beers - 1890 - 302 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...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Johnson: My dear friend, clear your mindot cant. You may talk as other people do; you may say to a...
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Mrs. Thrale, Afterwards Mrs. Piozzi: A Sketch of Her Life and Passages from ...

Leonard Benton Seeley - 1891 - 336 páginas
...ink-horn and pen in his buttonhole, like an excise man ; 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." ' Miss Burney thus writes of the day of the sale : ' Mrs. Thrale went early to town, to meet all the...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 1

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - 1891
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman, and on being asked what he considered to be really the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." — Croker's Boswell, p. 682. The purchaser was David Barclay, the head of the great banking firm in...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1891
...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...here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the lighted in exercising his mind on the science of numbers.' The letter (ante, ii. 485) about the book-trade...
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The Strand Magazine, Volume 114

1947
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