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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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Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

Joachim Fernau - 1848
...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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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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The Calcutta Review, Volume 11

1849
...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." I have quoted this anecdote at length, in hopes that it may be usefully applied by some who read these...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 10

1849
...fish.' Just then observing that Dr. Johnson was shaking his sides and laughing, he immediately added, ' why Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to...make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales ?' „ " Goldsmith, in conversation, shone most when he least thought of shining ; when he gave up...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1851
...birds. The skill," continued he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...this is not so easy as you seem to think ; for if yon were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES." Johnson, though remarkable for his...
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Works, Volume 11

Washington Irving - 1851
...nothing of it. I'd rather hear you whistle a Scotch tune." " THE SHE-BEAR AND THE HE-BEAR. 189 added, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." But though Goldsmith suffered frequent mortifications in society from the overbearing, and sometimes...
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The Works of Washington Irving: Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1851
...nothing of it. I'd rather hear you whistle a Scotch tune.' " THE SHE-BEAR AND THE HE-BEAR. 189 added, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." But though Goldsmith suffered frequent mortifications in society from the overbearing, and sometimes...
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A History of the earth and animated nature v.2, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1852
...fishes." Just then observing that Dr. Johnson was shaking his sides and laughing, he immediately added, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...fishes talk, they would talk like whales." Johnson, in fact, was spoiled by being the oracle of the circle in which he moved. He talked as he wrote, for...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...chanced to be discussing the composition of fables, Goldsmith cried, with equal truth and aptness, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you " seem to think; for, if you had to write a fable upon " fishes, you would make all your little fishes talk like whales!"* As...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...chanced to be discussing the composition of fables, Goldsmith cried, with equal truth and aptness, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you " seem to think ; for, if you had to write a fable upon " fishes, you would make all your little fishes talk like "whales!"* As poets...
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