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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 6

James Boswell - 1891
...time and space pant,' iv. 30. PARADOX. ' No, Sir, you are not to talk such paradox,' ii. 84. PARCEL. ' We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond i the dreams of avarice ' (Lord Lucan's anecdote of Johnson), iv. loo-l. PARENTS. ' Parents not in...
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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 of, answered : " We are not here * Baretti, in a MS. note on the ' Piozzi Letters,' i. 369, says that ' the two last years of Thrale's...
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The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

Henry Fielding - 1892 - 277 páginas
...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...potentiality of growing rich, beyond the dreams of avarice' " (Birkbeck Hill's " Boswell," 1887, iv., 87). PAGE 74, 1. 14. "the whimsical notion of Plato." —...
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Up and Down the Thames, from London Bridge ... to the Sea ...

Victoria Steamboat Association - 1893 - 118 páginas
...sale Dr. Johnson, who was a friend of the Thrales', said, "We are not here to sell a parcel of bottles and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice!" And he was not wide of the mark! RIGHT. through those long years in which he was carrying on his stupendous...
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Elementary Composition and Rhetoric

William Edward Mead - 1894 - 286 páginas
...inkhorn 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...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice. ' " * Such a style is easily caricatured, as Hood's appears in the following parody by the c ^nM™so...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1894 - 313 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 mind of cant. You may talk as other people do; you may say to a...
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Up and Down the Thames: From London Bridge to Hampton Court, and from London ...

Thames - 1894 - 121 páginas
...sale Dr. Johnson, who was a friend of the Thrales', said, "We are not here to sell a parcel of bottles and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice ! " And he was not wide of the mark ! RtGHT. through those long years in which he was carrying on his...
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The Municipal Parks, Gardens, and Open Spaces of London: Their History and ...

John James Sexby - 1898 - 646 páginas
...inkhorn and pen in his buttonhole, like an Excise-man ; and that on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered, "We are mt here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1899 - 325 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 mind of cant. You may talk as other people do ; you may say to...
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Dr. Johnson's "dear Mistress."

Winifred Carter - 1949 - 318 páginas
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