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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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Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales ..., Volume 2

William Boyne - 1891
...for ^135,00x5 ; and upon this occasion the often-quoted words were used, that " they were not there to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice," words which the later history of the brewery has proved to be more than mere rodomontade. — [R. and...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters

Henry Augustin Beers - 1890 - 302 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 mindot cant. You may talk as other people do; you may say to a...
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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...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." ' Miss Burney thus writes of the day of the sale : ' Mrs. Thrale went early to town, to meet all the...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 1

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - 1891
...inkhorn and pen in his button-hole, like an exciseman, and on being asked what he considered to be really the value of the property which was to be disposed...potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice." — Croker's Boswell, p. 682. The purchaser was David Barclay, the head of the great banking firm in...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1891
...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...here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the lighted in exercising his mind on the science of numbers.' The letter (ante, ii. 485) about the book-trade...
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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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