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" Why, Sir, that may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use ; for instance, this boy rows us as well without learning, as if he could sing the song of Orpheus to the Argonauts, who were the first sailors.' He then called to the boy,... "
Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal - Page 432
1899
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...without learning, as if he could fing the fong of Orpheus to the Argonauts, who were the firft failors." He then called to the boy, " What would you give, my lad, to know about the Argonauts ?" " Sir, (faid the boy,) I would give what I have." Johnfon was much pleafed with his anfwer, and we gave him...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...without learning, as if he could fing the fong of Orpheus to the Argonauts, who were the firft failors." He then called to the boy, " What would you give, my lad, to know about the Argonauts r" " Sir, (faid the boy,) I would give what I have." Johnfon was much pleafed with his anfwer, and...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...without learning, as if he could fing the fong of Orpheus to the Argonauts, who were the firft Jailors." He then called to the boy, " What would you give, my lad, to know about the Argonauts?" — " Sir (faid the boy), I would give what I have." Johnfon was much pleafed with his anfwer, and we gave him...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use ; for instance, this boy rows us as well without learning, as if he could sing the...the Argonauts ?" " Sir (said the boy,) I would give what I have." Johnson was much pleased with his answer, and we gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use ; for instance, this boy rows us as well without learning, as if he could sing the...the Argonauts ?' ' Sir, (said the boy,) I would give what I have.' Johnson was much pleased with his answer, and we gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use ; for instance, this boy rows us as well without learning, as if he could sing the...the Argonauts ?' ' Sir, (said the boy,) I would give what I have." Johnson was much pleased with his answer, and we gave him a double fare. Dr. Johnson...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...that may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use; for instance, this boy rows us as well without learning, as if he could sing the...Argonauts ?":—" Sir (said the boy), I would give what I have." Johnson was much pleased with his answer, and we gave him a double fare. The Doctor then...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...that may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use; for instance, this boy rows us as well without learning, as if he could sing the...know about the Argonauts ?" " Sir (said the boy), 1 would give what I have." Johnson was much pleased with his answer, 1 ? 63 and we gave him a double...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...fur instance, this boy rows us •.', well without learning, as if he could sing the song of Orphens to the Argonauts, who were the first sailors." He...would you give, my lad, to know about the Argonauts ?" " Sirs (•aid the boy), I would giv e what I bave." Johnson was much pleased with his answer, aud...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use ; for instance, this boy rows us as well without learning, as if he could sing the...Argonauts ?" — " Sir (said the boy), I would give what I have." Johnson was much pleased with his answer, and we gave him a double fare. The Doctor then...
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