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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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Goldsmith

William Black - 1879 - 152 pagina’s
...fishes who petitioned Jupiter, and perceiving that Johnson was laughing at him, immediately said, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...make little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES. ' ' _Who but Goldsmith would have dared to play jokes on the sage ? At supper they have rumps and kidneys....
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pagina’s
...and to shake with laughter ; when Goldsmith broke in upon his entertainment by saying, " Why, Doctor Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." — Editor. Sir Joshua Reynolds once asked him bjf what means he had attained his extraordinary accuracy...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pagina’s
...and to shake with laughter; when Goldsmith broke in upon his entertainment by saying, " Why, Doctor Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think;...were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales."—Editor. Sir Joshua Reynolds once asked him by what means he had attained his extraordinary...
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - 1879 - 288 pagina’s
...II.] The buds spread into leaves and the blossoms swell to fruits but they know not how they grow. 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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Worthies of the world, a series of historical and critical ..., Volume 352

Henry William Dulcken - 1880
...at the idea of skill being required in the dialogue of animals in a fable, he said, most happily, " This is not so easy as you seem to think, for if you...little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." It was observed that Johnson would take more of this kind of thing from Goldsmitli than from any man...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

1880 - 541 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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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1881
...no more of this ; you'll make nothing at itI '. 1 rather hear you whistle a Scotch tune ' " 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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1881 - 695 pagina’s
...talk like little fishes," Johnson's laughter roused him. " Why, Dr. Johnson," he proceeded smartly, " this is not so easy as you seem to think ; for, if...little fishes talk, they would talk like -whales." Again, these two often-quoted sayings about Johnson are Goldsmith's: "There is no arguing with Johnson;...
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Complete Works, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1882
...nothing j it. Td rather hear you whistle a Scotch tune ' " THE SHE-BEAR AND THE HE-BEAB. 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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Mahomet and his successors

Washington Irving - 1882
...fishes." Just then observing that Dr. Johnson was shaking his sides and laughing, he immediately added, " n @ n n it you were to make little hshes talk, they would talk like whales." But though Goldsmith suffered...
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