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" Notwithstanding the high veneration which I entertained for Dr. Johnson, I was sensible that he was sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point. I was persuaded that if I had come upon... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Página 66
por James Boswell - 1816
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An Anthology of Modern English Prose (1741 to 1892)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - 1911 - 486 páginas
...Dr. Johnson, I was sensible that he was sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point....Jack Wilkes, Sir! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch ". I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 754 páginas
...Dr. Johnson, I was sensible that he was sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point....Jack Wilkes? Sir, I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 744 páginas
...Dr. Johnson, I was sensible that he was sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point....Jack Wilkes? Sir, I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to...
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Selections from Boswell's Life of Johnson: Ed. by Nathaniel Horton Batchelder

James Boswell - 1912 - 108 páginas
...outlaw, yet he sat for many years in the House of Commons and became Lord Mayor of London. contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point....Jack Wilkes, sir! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to...
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Boswell, the Biographer

George Mallory - 1912 - 337 páginas
...entertained for Dr. Johnson, I was sensible that he was a little actuated sometimes by contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point.' Boswell, who knows exactly what will provoke his friend, has thought out beforehand precisely what...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1916 - 370 páginas
...very happy to see them both here." Dr. Johnson was sometimes actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point. If I had come upon him with a direct proposal, "Sir, will you dine in company with Jack Wilkes?" he...
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boswell's life of johnson

charles grosvenor osgood - 1917 - 606 páginas
...sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gam my point. I was persuaded that if I had come upon...Jack Wilkes, Sir! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch.' I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to...
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Life of John Wilkes

Horace Bleackley - 1917 - 548 páginas
...the point-blank question : " Sir, will you dine in company with Jack Wilkes ? " the old lexicographer would have flown into a passion and would probably...Jack Wilkes, sir ! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." So he had recourse to subterfuge, confident that he would gain his point owing to " the spirit of contradiction...
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Pastiche and Prejudice

Arthur Bingham Walkley - 1921 - 318 páginas
...entertained for him, I was sensible that he was sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point. I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to...
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Boswell's Johnson: The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1923 - 372 páginas
...Dr. Johnson, I was sensible that he was sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point....Jack Wilkes, Sir ! I'd as soon dine with Jack Ketch." I therefore, while we were sitting quietly by ourselves at his house in an evening, took occasion to...
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