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" That is indeed but little for a man to get, who does best that which so many endeavour to do. There is nothing, I think, in which the power of art is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ... - Pagina 213
door James Boswell - 1822
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...power of art is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's abridgement is five him a hammer; not so well as a smith, ut tolerably. A man will saw a piece of wood, and make a...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 9

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 1839
...as in piaying on the fiddle : in all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forgn a bar of iron, if you give him a hammer; not so well...smith, but tolerably. A man will saw a piece of wood, ana make a box, though a clumsy onr ; but give him л fiddle and a fiddle-ltick, and he can do no thing....
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Precepts and Practice

Theodore Edward Hook - 1840
...power of art is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things, we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if you srive him a hammer — not so well as a smith, but tolerably ; a man will saw a piece of wood, and...
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The treasury of wit and anecdote

The treasury of wit and anecdote - 1842
...power of art is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle : in all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron if you...a fiddle and a fiddle-stick and he can do nothing. THE LATEST CASE OF FOKGETFULNESS. THE greatest piece of forgetfulness we have ever heard of recently...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1846
...is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Aay man will forge a bar of iron, if you give him a hammer;...fiddle and a fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing." [To Mrs. p.'C.' Piorai he observed of Mr. Harris's dedication to his Hermes, that, though but fourteen...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 4

Half hours - 1847
...power of art is shown so much, as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if you...fiddle and a fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." 354.— CHARACTER OF KEATS. MONCTON MlLNES. [MR. R. MONCTON MILNES, himself no mean poet, has recently...
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Oliver Gold- smith

Washington Irving - 1849
...power of art is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if you...box, though a clumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." This, upon the whole, though reported by the one-sided Boswell,...
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The Works of Washington Irving: Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1851
...is shown so much as in playing on SUICIDE. 333 the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if you...box, though a clumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." This, upon the whole, though reported by the one-sided Boswell,...
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Works, Volume 11

Washington Irving - 1851
...art is shown so much as in playing on SUICIDE. the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if you...box, though a clumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." This, upon the whole, though reported by the one-sided Boswell,...
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Timethrift; or, All hours turned to good account, conducted by mrs. Warren

Mrs. Warren (Eliza) - 1751
...shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Every man will forge a bar of iron, if you give him a hammer...box, though a clumsy one; but give him a fiddle and fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." — BoswelFs Life of Johnson. USE OP THE PYRAMIDS. AN early geographer,...
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