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" While he was talking loudly in praise of those lines, one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem: — a poem on what?" JOHNSON, (with a disdainful look,) "Why, on dunces. It was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, Sir, hadst thou lived... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ... - Pagina 76
door James Boswell - 1822
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pagina’s
...ventured to fay, " Too fine for fuch a poem :• — a poem on what ?" JOHNSON, (with a difdainful look,) " Why, on dunces. It was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, Sir, hadft thou lived in thofe days! It is not worth while being a dunce now, when there are no wits." Bickerftaff...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pagina’s
...company ventured to fay, " Too fine for fuch a poem : a poem on what ?" — JOHNSON (with a difdainful look). " Why, on dunces' It was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, Sir, hadft/Ło« lived in thofe days ! It is not worth while being a dunce now, when there are no wits."...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...Dunciad. While he was talking loudly in praise of those lines one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem : — a poem on what ?" JOHNSON,...was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, Sir, hadst tfiou lived in those days ! It is not worth whil,e being a dunce now, when there are no wits." Bickerstaff...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...Dunciad.J While he was talking loudly in praise of those lines, one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem : — a poem on what ?" JOHNSON,...dunces. It was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, Sir, had st tliuu lived in those days ! It is not worth while being a dunce now, when there are no wits."...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pagina’s
...— While he was talking loudly in praise of those lines, one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem: a poem on what?" — JOHNSON...peculiar circumstance, that Pope's fame was higher when be was alive than it was then. Johnson said, his Pastorals were poor things, though the versification...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pagina’s
...these lines, one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such n poem : — a poem on what J" JOHNSON, (with a disdainful look,) " Why, on dunces....was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, sir, hadst than lived ra those days ! — It is not worth while being a dunce now, when there are no wits." Bickerstaff...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...lines, oue of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem: — a poem on what?" HINSON. (with a disdainful look,) " Why, on dunces. It was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, Sir, hadst ihon lived in those days ! It is not worth while being a dunce now, when there are no wits." BickerstafT...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...Dunciad. While he was talking loudly in praise of these lines, one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem : — a poem on what ?" JOHNSON,...was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, sir, hadst thott lived in those days ! — It is now, when there are no wits." served, as a peculiar circumstance,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1822
...loudly in praise of those lines one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem:—a poem on what?" JOHNSON. (with a disdainful look,)...Bickerstaff observed, as a peculiar circumstance, that Pone's fame was higher when he was alive than it was then. Johnson said, his' Pastorals were poor things,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1824
...Dunciad. While he was talking loudly in praise of those lines, one of the company ventured to say, " Too fine for such a poem : — a poem on what ?" JOHNSON...was worth while being a dunce then. Ah, Sir, hadst t/tou lived in those days ! It is not worth while being a dunce now, when there are no wits." Bickerstaff...
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