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" OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people], — Croker. "
Deliciae Literariae: A New Volume of Table-talk - Pagina 151
door Joseph Robertson - 1840 - 273 pagina’s
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...dependant.' These definitions remain in the fourth edition, corrected by Johnson in 1773. ' ' Oats. A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.' See /tor/, March 23, 1776. and March 21, 1783. 'Did you ever hear,' wrote Sir Walter Scott, 'of Lord...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...dependant.' These definitions remain in the fourth edition, corrected by Johnson in 1773. » ' ' Oats. A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.' See post, March 23, 1776, and March 21, 1783. 'Did you ever hear,' wrote Sir Walter Scott, 'of Lord...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...orders. "In Britain's Senate he a seat obtains, " And one more pensioner St Stephen gains." Oafs. — A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. Excise. — A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged, not by the common judges of property,...
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Tickler, Or, Monthly Compendium of Good Things, in Prose and ..., Volumes 1-3

1818
...Pensioner, a slave of state, hired by a stipend to obey his Master.— Johnsoirt Diet, t »nts — A grain, which in England, is generally given to horses, but in Scotland, supports the people.— Ibid. I beseecha you to file one bills in Chancery against dis said Doctenr S — — 1 J n ; vor dat...
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The Nic-nac: Or, Literary Cabinet, Volume 1

1823
...themselves to my memory. His faveurite topic, ridicule of the Scotch, is thus introduced : — " OATS. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Every admirer of his general character, and friend to consistency, must regret that he deigned to accept...
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The Scotsman's Library: Being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts ...

James Mitchell - 1825 - 740 pagina’s
...through various editions. DR. JOHNSON'S DEFINITION OF OATS. Oats, says the Doctor, in his dictionary, are a grain which, in England,, is generally given to horses, but, in Scotland, supports the people. Is it possible that this man knew so little of England, as to be ignorant, tli.it oats form the chief...
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A Dictionary of the English Language, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1828 - 1369 pagina’s
...(ote'-malt) ni Malt made of oats. OATMEAL, (ote'-mele) ns Flour made by grinding oat». OATS, (otes) n. -. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses ; but in Scotland supports the people. To OBDUCE, (gb-dnse') va To draw>ver as a covering. DEDUCTION, (gb-duk'-shnn) n. ». The act of covering,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1831
...treason to his country}. QPKNSIONER, a slave of state hired by a stipend to obey his master}. OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people] . EXCISE [« hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property,...
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The Monthly Review

1831
...for treason to his country." His hatred of the Scotch breaks out in his definition of "oats," — " a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Some family circumstances, which Mr. Croker has traced with his wonted perseverance, and from which...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1831
...treason to his country]. [^PENSIONER, a slave of state hired by a stipend to obey his master} . OATS Qa grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people} . EXCISE \_a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property,...
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