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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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London, an Intimate Picture

Henry James Forman - London (England) - 1913 - 216 pages
...earnestly boasted of Scotch scenery, Johnson roundly informed him that " the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England." Those many sessions in the Tavern did not tend to prolong life. Johnson himself, to be sure,...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Readers - 1916 - 344 pages
...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 unexpected and pointed sally produced a roar of applause. After all, however, those...
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The Influence of Milton on English Poetry, Volume 1

Raymond Dexter Havens - English poetry - 1922 - 722 pages
...Sublime in horrid grandeur to the sky." It was to Ogilvie that Johnson said, "The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England" (Boswell's I. if,-, ed. Hill, i. 425, and see 421). There appear to be some borrowings from...
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Doctor Johnson: A Play

Alfred Edward Newton - Authors - 1923 - 120 pages
...for its prodigious, noble, wild prospects. But, sir, let me tell you that the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England. Mr. BOSWELL. Mr. BOSWELL. Dr. Johnson, you seem to forget that God made Scotland. Dr. JOHNSON....
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Boswell's Johnson: The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1923 - 343 pages
...is remarkable for prodigious 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 unexpected and pointed sally produced a roar of applause. After all, however, those...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...when it rained, they would never get any outdoor exercise. Simeon Ford (1855-1933) American hotelier The noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees is the high road, that leads him to England. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author, lexicographer In all my travels I never met...
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Studies in Early Modern English

Dieter Kastovsky - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 507 pages
...muddle that gives the Early Modern English etymologists a bad name. Samuel Johnson's famous remark that "the noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to London" is to a certain extent reflected in his dictionary (1755). 5 Neither his Plan of a dictionary (1747)...
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Beyond Pug's Tour: National and Ethnic Stereotyping in Theory and Literary ...

C. C. Barfoot - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 594 pages
...in London who commended the scenery of Scotland: "Sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!" 11 The idea of the Scottish invading horde is a lasting one, surviving political union. But...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...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! SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1709-1784) British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of...
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The Scottish Invention of English Literature

Robert Crawford, Reverend Robert Crawford, Rev, Crawford Robert - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 259 pages
...recorded by his Scottish biographer, Doctor Johnson famously quipped that 'the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!''9 For many Scots like Boswell the linguistic and literary equivalent of that high road was...
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