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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 Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

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...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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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith (the Poet.) - 1839
...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.' During this argument, Goldsmith sat in restless agitation, from a wish to get in and shine. Finding...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1839 - 156 pagina’s
...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.' with it in his hand, like a gamester, who at the close of a long night, lingers for a little while,...
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Physic and Physicians: A Medical Sketch Book ..., Pagina 140,Volume 1

Forbes Winslow - 1839
...never executed, 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 Christian Examiner and General Review: 1828, Volume 5

Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware - 1828
...changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he was indulging himself in this fanciful reverie he observed Johnson...easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make the little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." ' * Goldsmith, in this remark, has hit what is...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 6

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1825
...fable of the Little Fishes. Observing that Dr. Johnson was laughing scornfully, he proceeded smartly; "Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...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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Medical Times, Volume 11

1845
...speaking of this, he observed Johnson stroking 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." Again, while nt supper together on one occasion, on rumps and kidneys, Johnson observed, "Sir, these...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1846
...bird*. The skill (continued he) coiuusto in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think; lor if you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk Like WHALES." Johnson, though remarkable...
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The Churchman's companion, Volumes 11-12

...them talk like little fishes." At this Johnson laughed most immoderately ; whereupon Goldsmith said, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make litde fishes talk, they would talk like whales." * EASTER THOUGHTS. AT last Easter-day has come. We...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Volume 1

John Forster - 1848 - 704 pagina’s
...observed Johnson shaking his sides and laughing ; whereupon he made this home thrust. ' Why, ' Mr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think...little fishes talk, they would talk ' like WHALES.' This was what Garrick would call a forcible hug, and it shook laughter out of Johnson in his own despite....
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