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" He used frequently to observe that men might be very eminent in a profession, without our perceiving any particular power of mind in them in conversation. ' It seems strange,' said he, ' that a man should see so far to the right, who sees so short a way... "
The British Prose Writers - Pagina 136
1821
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pagina’s
...right, who fees fo fhort a way to the left. Burke is the only man whofe common converfation correfponds with the general fame which he has in the world. Take up whatever topic you pleafe, he is ready to meet yoik" Talking of the wonderful concealment of the author of the letters...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - 1800
...common men. /' Johnson esteemed Burke above all men ; he said, he was a perpetual stream of mind. ' Burke is the only man whose common conversation corresponds with the general fame he has in the world. Take up whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you/ As Johnson always...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1807
...ccecos" 3 " He used frequently to observe, that men might be very eminent in a profession, without our perceiving any particular power of mind in them in...general fame which he has in the world. Take up whatever topick you please, he is ready to meet you." " A gentleman, by no means deficient in literature, having...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...ccecos"3 " He used frequently to observe, that men might be very eminent in a profession, without our perceiving any particular power of mind in them in...he) that a man should see so far to the right, who see so short a way to the left. Burke is the only man whose common conversation corresponds with the...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...opponent. He used frequently to observe, that men might be very eminent in a profession without our perceiving any particular power of mind, in them in conversation. " It seems strange (said he) that N2 a man should see so far to the right, who sees so short a way to the left. Burke is the only man...
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Blackwood's Magazine

1833
...does not talk from a desire of distinction, but because his mind is full." — ' Burke is the onlu man whose common conversation corresponds with the...up whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you." In another instance, where some one had been paying himself the tribute due to his memorable...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...céreos. He used frequently to observe, that men might be very eminent in ж profession, without our perceiving any particular power of mind in them, in...It seems strange, said he, that a man should see so fsr to the right, who sees so short away to the left. Borke is the only man whose common conversation...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pagina’s
...opponent. He used frequently to observe, that men might be very eminent in a profession without our perceiving any particular power of mind in them in conversation. " It seems strange ^savL ba\ \3oax. .a man should see so far to the right,' who' sees «o short a way to the left. Burke...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pagina’s
...might be very eminent in a profession, without onr perceiving any particular power of mind in them ia conversation. " It seems strange," said he, " that...yon." Of narratives in conversation, he said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story is a picture either of an individual, or of...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pagina’s
...in a profession, without our perceiving any particular power of mind in them in conversation. " '& seems strange," said he, " that a man should see so...up whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you." Of narratives in conversation, he said, "The value of every story depends on its being true....
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