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" Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think; for if you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES. "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Page 207
by James Boswell - 1822
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...birds, The skill (continued he,) consists in making them talk like little fishes." While be indulged himself, in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...remarkable for his great variety of composition, never exerc|sed his tálents, in fable, except we allow his beautiful tale published in Mrs. Williamк's...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and langhing : upon which he smartly proceeded — " Why, Dr. Johnson,...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." The English Roscins having been mentioned, Johnson said of him, " Garrlck's conversation is gay and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...fanciful Гeveпe' be sb""s«I Johnson shaking u ,nnghing. Upon which he smartly proceeded, s• Wb» tbis is not so easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to The modes /ˇhee taik, they would talk like WHALES." which men ^ t|)ough remarkable for his great variety...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...birds. The skill,'' continued he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes."- While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and langhing : upon which he smartly proceeded — " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not' so easy as you seem...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...birds. The skill,'" continned he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...not so easy as you seem to think ; for if you were (o make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." The English Roscins having been mentioned,...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...the Little Fishes. Observing that Doctor Johnson was laughing scornfully, he proceeded smartly ; " Why, Dr Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." To support the expence of his new dignities, Goldsmith laboured incessantly at the literary oar. The...
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The Novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

1823 - 659 pages
...the Little Fishes. Observing that Doctor Johnson was laughing scornfully, he proceeded smartly ; " Why, Dr Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." To support the expcnce of his new dignities, Goldsmith laboured incessantly at the literary oar. The...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...birds. The skill, (continued he,) consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged .] 411 give indulgence to licentiousness ; and a man...gave away, freely, money acquired by himself. He be prowed, " Why, Dr. Johsson, this is not so easy as you seem to think ; fbr if you were to make little...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...birds. The skill, (continued he,) consists in making them talk like little fishes " While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and aushing. Upon which he smartly proceeded, " Why, Dr. Johsson, this is not ?o easy as you seem to think...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 5

Theology - 1828
...talk like little fishes." While he was indulging himself in this fanciful reverie he observed Jobnson shaking his sides and laughing. Upon which he smartly...easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make the little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." ' * Goldsmith, in this remark, has hit what is...
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