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" Sir Joshua agreed to carry it to Dr. Johnson, who received it with much good humour,1 and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen, that he would alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to the sense of it; but he would never consent to disgrace... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Pagina 276
door James Boswell - 1821
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800
...received it with great good humour ; and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen that he would alter th epitaph in any manner they pleased as to the sense of it ; but be would never consent to disgrace the walls of Westminster Abbey with an English. epitaph: and observing...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pagina’s
...who received it with great good humour, and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen, that he would alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to...of it ; but he would never consent to disgrace the watts of Westminster Abbey with an English inscription ." •' ' ' i Tom Davies, the bookseller, in...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1816
...endeavoured to argue in favour 1776. sired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen, that he would *j^~^ alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to...never consent to disgrace the walls of Westminster 4bbey, ivith an English inscription. " I consider this Round Robin as a species of literary curiosity...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...who received it vtith mach good humour, and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen, that he wonld alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to the sense of it : bat he would never content to disgrace the walla of Westminster Abbey with an English inscription....
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...who received it with much good humour, and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen, that he would alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to...Westminster Abbey with an English inscription. I consider thin Round Robin as a species of literary curiosity worth preserving, as it marks, in a certain degree,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...for as to his claim to the last of those and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen, that he would alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to the sense of it; but hewould never consent to disgrace the walls of Westminster Abbey, with an English inscription. " I...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...noble seat, should have fallen into such a blunder. I suppose he has confounded the cow with the deer. Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to the sense...Round Robin as a species of literary curiosity worth preserving1, as it marks, in a certain degree, Dr. Johnson's character." My readers are presented with...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...suppose he has confounded the row with the deer. desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen that he would alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased as to...but he would never consent to, disgrace the walls oj 'Westminster Abbey with an English inscription. " 1 consider this Mound Robin as a species of literary...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...Johnson, who received it with much goodhumour, and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen that he would alter the epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to...English inscription. I consider this Round Robin, continues Sir William, as a species of literary curiosity worth preserving, as it marks, in a...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...an English epitaph on an English author. His reply was, in the genuine spirit of an old scholar, " he would never consent to disgrace the walls of Westminster abbey with an English inscription." One of his arguments, in favour of a common learned language, was ludicrously cogeut : " Consider,...
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