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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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Southwark and Its Story

Mrs. Edmund 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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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - 1882 - 610 páginas
...his friend Thrale's brewery, what be considered to be the value of the property, Johnson replied, " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mr. Windham had been appointed secretary to the lord lieutenant of Ireland, and doubted whether he...
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Science and Sentiment: With Other Papers, Chiefly Philosophical

Noah Porter - 1882 - 506 páginas
...reminds us of the sonorous language of Johnson when seeking a purchaser for Mr. Thrale's brewery : " We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." But let us follow Mr. Mill. When we come back to the white paper, ie, to " the permanent possibility...
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Famous people and famous places [3 pt. Pt. 1 previously issued as Famous ...

Famous people - 1883
...button-hole, like an exciseman, and on being asked what he really considered to be the value of the property to be disposed of, answered, " We are not here to...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Mrs. Thrale left Streatham, and Johnson had to leave it also. Some little unpleasantness now arose...
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London and Its Environs: Including Excursions to Brighton, the Isle of Wight ...

Karl Baedeker (Firm) - 1883 - 367 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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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 15

Charles Sumner - 1883
...Collector. You know the rest. Dr. Johnson, acting as executor in selling the distillery of Mr. Thrale, said: "We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." 1 If the President did not use the sounding phrase of the great English moralist, it is evident that...
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Characteristics

Addison Peale Russell - 1883 - 362 páginas
...sale of Thrale's brewery, the value of the property to be disposed of : " 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." Who, but Johnson, in his most comfortable and self-satisfied mood, could have said it ? Having asked...
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The African Repository, Volumes 57-59

1883
...that when the sale of Thrales' Brewery was going forward, Johnson was asked what he really considered to be the value of the property which was to be disposed of. He replied, "We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing...
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A History of Dorking and the Neighbouring Parishes: With Chapters on the ...

John Shenton Bright - 1884 - 408 páginas
...inkhorn, and a pen in his button hole, like an exciseman," and on being asked what he really considered the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." The Barclay family traces its descent from Alexander de Berclay, circa 1326, who is described as holding...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 páginas
...brewery, then about to be disposed of to Barclay and Perkins, he returned the memorable answer: "Sir, we are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats,...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." Well, sir, I will acknowledge that I have a better opinion of him than I once had, for he has shown...
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