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" Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think; for if you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ... - Pagina 219
door James Boswell - 1822
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...birds. The skill (continued he) consists in making them talk like little fishes." While lie indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...talk like WHALES." Johnson, though remarkable for hisgreat variety of composition, never exercised his talents in fable, except we allow i beautil'ul...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - 1834
...the Little Fishes. Observing that Doctor Johnson was laughing scornfully, he proceeded smartly ; " Why, Dr Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." To support the expense of his new dignities, Goldsmith laboured incessantly at the literary oar. The...
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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1834
...that Doctor Johnson was laughing scornfully, he proceeded smartly ; " Why, Dr Johnson, this is not go easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." To support the expense of his new dignities, Goldsmith laboured incessantly at the literary oar. The...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...birds. The skill (continued he) consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged y fine, Beauclerk enticed him, insensibly, to saunter about all the morning. fame, except we allow his beautiful tale published in Mrs. Williams's Miscellanies to be of that species....
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1835
...birds. The skill," continued he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES." " Glow-worm (') lying in the garden saw a candle in a neighbouring palace, — and complained of the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...birds. The skill," continued he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES." " Glow-worm (') lying in the garden saw a candle in a neighbouring palace, — and complained of the...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 1

1837
...skill consists in making them talk like little fishes. " While he indulged himself," says Boswell, " in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." This is a very pungent and admirable repartee, with a dash of philosophy in it ; but it is surpassed...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - 1837 - 550 pagina’s
...he did not execute, he observed Johnson shaking his sides and laughing, and immediately continued, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." On another occasion when Beauclerk was present, Goldsmith talked of a project for having a third theatre...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources

Sir James Prior - 1837
...he did not execute, he observed Johnson shaking his sides and laughing, and immediately continued, "Why Dr. Johnson this is not so easy as you seem to...make little fishes talk they would talk like whales." On another occasion when Beauclerk was present, Goldsmith talked of a project for having a third theatre...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - 1837 - 550 pagina’s
...he did not execute, he observed Johnson shaking his sides and laughing, and immediately continued, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." On another occasion when Beauclerk was present, Goldsmith talked of a project for having a third theatre...
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