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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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London in 1853. [By Peter Cunningham.]

John Murray (Firm), Peter Cunningham - 1853 - 316 páginas
...Messrs. Barclay, Perkins, and Co., for 135,000?. "We are not here," said Johnson on the day of sale, " to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Robert Barclay, the first of the name in the firm (d. 1831), was a descendant of the famous Barclay,...
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Memorable Women: The Story of Their Lives

Mrs. Newton Crosland - 1854 - 360 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.' " The brewery was sold for a hundred and thirty-five thousand pounds ; Mr. Barclay, a descendant of...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1859
...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." 1 LETTER 397. TO MRS. THRALE. " London, April B, 1781. " DEAREST MADAM, — Of your injunctions to...
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Relics of Genius: Visits to the Last Homes of Poets, Painters, and Players ...

T P Grinsted - 1859 - 304 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 of, said, ' We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich...
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The Queens of Society

Mrs. A. T. Thomson, Philip Wharton - 1860 - 488 páginas
...asked what he considered to be the real value of the property, he answered in true Johnsonian style : " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mr. Thrale's death was thus alluded to by his widow in writing to Miss Burney, to whom she penned these...
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Autobiography, letters and literary remains of mrs. Piozzi, ed ..., Volume 1

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1861
...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.'" The executors had legacies of 2001. each ; Johnson, to the surprise of his friends, being placed on...
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Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale), Volume 1

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1861 - 531 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.' " The executors had legacies of £200 each ; Johnson, to the surprise of his friends, being placed...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 63

1861
...We know, too, how upon this occasion he delivered himself of that magnificently Jolmsonic saying : ' We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.' The business passed into the hands of the Barclays, and by the continuous associations of that name...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 63

1861
...We know, toOj how upon this occasion he delivered himself of that magnificently Jolmsonic saying: ' We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.' The business passed into the hands of the Barclays, and by the continuous associations of that name...
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The National Review, Volume 12

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1861
...pounds, and he worked up his language to a height worthy of 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 had arranged beforehand that,...
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