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" ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members, took forty years to compile their Dictionary. "
The British Prose Writers - Pagina 21
1821
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pagina’s
...Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which confifts of forty members, took forty years to compile their...JOHNSON. Sir, thus it is. This is the proportion. Let me fee ; forty times forty is fixteen hundred. As three to fixteen hundred, fo is the proportion of an...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pagina’s
...fixteen hundred, fo is the proportion of an Englifhman to a Frenchman." With fo much eafe and pleafantry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had undertaken to execute. The publick has had, from another pen, a long detail of what had been done in this country by prior...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...you do this in three years? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...prodigious labour which he had undertaken to execute. The publick has had, from another pen4, a long detail of 1 There might be applied to him what he said...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...prodigious labour which he had undertaken to execute^ The publick has had, from another pen,5 a long detail of what had been done in this country by prior...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...prodigious labour which he had undertaken to execute. The publick has had, from another pen', a long detail of ' There might be applied to him what he said...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three, years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...prodigious labour which he had undertaken to execute. The publick has had, from another pen, 7 a long de- 1748 tail of what had been done in this country...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years ? ADAMS But the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...Let me see : forty times forty is sixteen hundred. Ac three to sixteen hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pagina’s
...this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years." ADAMS. " But the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease and pica.santry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had undertaken to execute. When the Dictionary...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pagina’s
...this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years." ADAMS. " But the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to aFrenchman." With, so much, ease and pleasantry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pagina’s
...this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years." ADAMS. " Bat the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...forty times forty is sixteen hundred : as three to iixteen hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease and pleasantry...
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