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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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Our own country, descriptive, historical, pictorial, Volumes 3-4

Our own country - 1878
...Barclays seems to show that the doctor's remark at his sale was not without some justification : " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Further on is the Rookery, a house of moderate size, situated in a little wooded glen under the shadow...
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Walks in London, Volume 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1878
...Messrs. Barclay and Perkins for ^135,000. " We are not here," said Johnson, on the day of the sale, " to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Thrale's Brewery was built on the site of the oldest Independent or Congregational church in England,...
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Walks in London, Volume 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1878 - 511 páginas
...Messrs. Barclay and Perkins for ^135,000. " We are not here," said Johnson, on the day of the sale, " to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Thrale's Brewery was built on the site of the oldest Independent or Congregational church in England,...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 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." — Boswett. He seemed to take a pleasure in speaking in his own style ; for when he had carelessly...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 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."—Boswell. He seemed to take a pleasure in speaking in his own style; for when he had carelessly...
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London and Its Environs: Including Excursions to Brighton, the Isle of Wight ...

Karl Baedeker (Firm) - 1879 - 366 páginas
...the sale, which he attended as an executor, though often quoted, are worthy of repetition : 'We aie not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but...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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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

1880 - 541 páginas
...pen in his button-hole. When asked what was the value of the property, he replied magniloquently, " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." The brewery was hi fact sold to Barclay, Perkins, and Co. for the sum of 135,0(XM., and some years...
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The secret of success; or, How to get on in the world

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1880
...opinion of the value of the "plant "and appliances of the brewery, he is said to have replied, " Sir, we are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mr. Barclay, with his friend Perkins, made an offer for the concern as it stood, and Mrs. Thrale closed...
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Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ...

George Walter Thornbury - 1880
...an ink-horn and a pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman ; and on being asked what he considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of, answered, " Sir, we are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond...
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Southwark and Its Story

Charlotte G. Boger - 1881 - 236 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." It was Johnson, therefore, who assisted in transferring this vast concern from his friend Thrale to...
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