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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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John Heywood's new code readers. Standard 1-3, 5, 6, Boek 5

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1872
...birds. The skill," continued he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...proceeded, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as yoti seem to think ; for if you were to make little fishes talk they would talk like WHALES." The custom...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pagina’s
...«martly proceeded, ' Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not no easy as you seem to think ; for if you veré to make little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES.'...great variety of composition, never exercised his talent« in fable, except we allow his beautiful tale published in Mrs. Williams's Miscellanies to...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 pagina’s
...birds. The skill,' contimmd he, ' consists in making them talk like little fishes.' While he indulged himself in, this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson...shaking his sides and laughing. Upon which he smartly procceded, ' Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you scem to think ; for if you were to make little...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...like little fishes." [The Doctor had been all this while sitting shaking his sides and laughing.] " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES." That was a magnificent retort. And here is another : " Sir, [to Boswell, who was claiming for Johnson...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 pagina’s
...like little fishes." [The Doctor had been all this while sitting shaking his sides and laughing.] " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES." That was a magnificent retort. And here is another : " Sir, [to Boswell, who was claiming for Johnson...
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A Practical and Critical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - 1874 - 312 pagina’s
...selfishness clinging as it does to the inmost core of our being is the besetting sin of the world. Why Dr Johnson this is not so easy as you seem to think for if you were to make little fishes talk you would make them talk like whales. [III.] Every thing grows old every thing passes away every thing...
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Old and New, Volume 11

Edward Everett Hale - 1875
...talk like little fishes." Whereupon, observing Johnson was immensely entertained, he smartly added, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." The recollections of Mrs. Gilbert herself, which occupy rather more than half the first volume, are...
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Short stories for school and home reading

Short stories - 1876
...smiling at the remark ; whereupon he made a home-thrust at that author's pompous style of writing. ' Why, Dr Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.' The great literary despot could not help laughing at this clever hit. He took it quietly, without making...
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

John Forster - 1877 - 472 pagina’s
...his sides and laughing, wherenpon he made this home thrust. " Why, Mr. " Johnson, this is not so cv>y as you seem to think ; for if you were "to make little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES." This was giving Johnson what Garrick called a forcible hug, and it shook laughter out of the big man...
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Samuel Johnson

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1878 - 195 pagina’s
...Goldsmith admired the skill with which the little fishes in the fable were made to talk in character. " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think," was the retort, " for if you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." In spite...
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