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" I believe, Sir, you have a great many. Norway, too, has noble wild prospects ; and Lapland is remarkable for prodigious noble wild prospects. But, Sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 139
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Pleasures of Life, Part 1 and 2

Sir John Lubbock - Conduct of life - 1889 - 252 pages
...as dismal and hideous. Johnson, we know, laid it down as an axiom that " the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England "—a saying which throws much doubt on his distinction that the Giant's Causeway was "worth...
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Historical Sketch of the Burns Statue: The McPherson Legacy to the City of ...

Albany (N.Y.) - 1889 - 67 pages
...atmosphere. Remember, my countrymen, it was an English growler who said that " The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England." Though said in earnest and in irony this was never true, and, from both the facts and circumstances...
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The Pleasures of Life: Part I and, Part 2

Sir John Lubbock - Christian life - 1891 - 479 pages
...as dismal and hideous. Johnson, we know, laid it down as an axiom that " the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England " — a saying which throws much doubt on his distinction that the Giant's Causeway was "worth...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 2

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - London (England) - 1891
...remarkable for prodigious noble wild prospects; but, sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England" Here, strangely enough, if Johnson had remembered the saying, the tour to the Hebrides was...
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
...Harris, a coxcomb, 329; Sir! you know no more of our church than a Hottentot! 332 ; The noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to London, 336 ; Edinburgh Castle would make a good priian in England, INDSX. 336 ; " if you cannot talk better...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 24

1894
...this, the oft quoted or misquoted remark of Johnson at a metropolitan tavern naturally comes up. ' Sir, the noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to London.' And, were the great ' hogshead of sense ' alive and amongst us now, no cause would he have to withdraw...
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The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-time Literature, Volume 1

Bibliography - 1888
...remarkable for prodigious noble wild prospects. But, sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England ! " This glorious point of course brought a roar of applause. Prospects and gardens our hero...
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The Pleasures of Life Complete

Sir John Lubbock - Conduct of life - 1894 - 332 pages
...dismal and hideous. Johnson, we know, laid it down as an axiom that ' ' the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England " — a saying which throws much doubt on his distinction that the Giant's Causeway was "worth...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1900
...accompanied Dr. Johnson to Edinburgh castle, which he owned was " a great place." But I must mention, as a striking instance of that spirit of contradiction...at a tavern in London, in my presence, many years before.1 We had with us to-day at dinner, at my house, the Lady Dowager Colvill, and Lady Anne Erskine,...
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Teacher's Manual, Pt. 1-6, for The Prang Elementary Course in Art ..., Part 6

John Spencer Clark, Mary Dana Hicks, Walter Scott Perry - Art - 1900
...regarded the scenery of the Highlands as dismal and hideous: Johnson said, 'The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England,' and of the Giant's Causeway, ' Worth seeing, but not worth going to see.' Madame de Stae'l...
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