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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 violin

George Dubourg - 1852
...power of art is shewn 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 fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing." If a learned man can thus calculate the value of professional application, a child can feel its results,...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854 - 998 pagina’s
...power of art is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all outer things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if you...piece of wood, and make a box. though a clumsy one; hut give him a fiddle and a fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." This upon the whole, though reported...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...playing on the fiddle : in all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar ot iron, if you give him a hammer ; not so well as a...fiddle and a fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing. — Johnson. DCCLXXVL Those who remember this adage, Virtue is its own reward, will not be surprised...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1856
...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...wood, and make a box, though a clumsy one ; but give liim a fiddle and C fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." 2ST.— SPECIAL MEANS OF CONTENTMENT. BISHOP...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 34

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pagina’s
...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...April 19., he called on me with Mrs. Williams, in Mr. Stratum's coach, and carried me out to dine with Mr. Elphinston, at his academy at Kensington. A printer...
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Irving's Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1864
...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 fiddelstick and he can do nothing." This, upon the whole, though reported ,by the onesided Boswell,...
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The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 pagina’s
...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 fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing. THE ENVY OF GOLDSMITH. He had so much envy, that he could not conceal it. He was so full of it that...
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Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

Washington Irving - 1872 - 427 pagina’s
...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...tolerably. A man will saw a piece of wood, and make a box, (hough a clumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." This, upon the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell, William Wallace - 1873 - 560 pagina’s
...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...will saw a piece of wood, and make a box, though a elumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and a fiddlestick, and he can do nothing.' On Monday, April 19,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if yon give him a hammer; not so well as a smith, but tolerably....Monday, April 19, he called on me with Mrs. Williams, in fortune sufficient to keep his coach, was a good topick for the credit of literature. Mrs. Williams...
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