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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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All the Year Round, Volume 5

1861
...managers, the Doctor was asked what he supposed the brewery was worth. " We are not here," he replied, " to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing ricli beyond the dreams of avarice." Of the sale the lady herself tells. She had, when her husband...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 132

1864
...nnd Co., for 135.000/. [Ibid., vol. ip 432.] ' 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.' [Ibid., vol. iv. p. 82.] '- Eobert Barclay, the first of the name in the firm [c/. 1831], was a descendant...
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My Diary in America in the Midst of War, Volume 1

George Augustus Sala - 1865 - 434 páginas
...Southwark, which his widow sold to a Quaker for a hundred-thousand pounds, vending, not only so many boilers and vats, but " the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." And I think that were Spenser and Shakspere alive, and were they to go into partnership as poets, they...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 76

1899
...monopoly profits of the trade? We all remember Dr. Johnson's remarks upon the sale of Thrale's Brewery : " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." His words exactly fit the case of any flourishing brewery to-day. What is to become of these profits...
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Realmah, Volume 2

Sir Arthur Helps - 1868 - 619 páginas
...going about, with his ink-bottle stuck in his coat, at the sale of Thrale's brewery, and saying, " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." You do not see how this applies, do you ? But I said to myself, We are not here to listen to the obscure...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 18

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1868
...going about, with his ink-bottle stuck in his coat, at the sale of Thrale's brewery, and saying, " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." You do not see how this applies, do you ? But I said to myself, We are not here to listen to the obscure...
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Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of ...

John Timbs - 1868 - 871 páginas
...135.00W. " We are not here," said Johnson, on the day of the sale, " to sell a parcel of boilers mid vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." While on his tour to the Hebrides, Johnson mentioned that Thrale paid 20.000Z a year to the revenue,...
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Memoirs on the History, Folk-lore, and Distribution of the Races ..., Volume 1

Henry M. Elliot, Sir Henry Miers Elliot - 1869 - 396 páginas
...interpreted, signifies in ' the midst of large vessels of the kind which Johnson described as ' not a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice ; ' and, what is more to the purpose, almost under the shadow of the house in which Richard Heber had...
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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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