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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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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...an is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something nt tirst. Any man will forge a bar of iron if you give him a...fiddle and a fiddlestick, and he can do nothing/' They talked of the King's going to see Goldsmith's new play. " She Stoops to Conquer." GOLDSMITH :...
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Wisdom and Genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Prose Writings

Samuel Johnson, William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 298 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. To be flattered is grateful, even when we know that our praises are not believed by those who pronounce...
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volume 1

1875
...fiddle. "In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron if you will give him a hammer — not so well as a smith, but...fiddle and a fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing.• With some stories of famous players and the marvellous effects they produced, the essayist brought...
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The Violin: Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

George Hart - 1875 - 352 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...him a hammer : not so well as a smith, but tolerably ; and make a box, though a clumsy one ; but give him a Fiddle and a Fiddlestick, and he can do nothing.'"...
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volumes 1-2

Manchester Literary Club - 1875
...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 give 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 Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1881
...power of art is shown so much as in playing OD 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 Violin and Its Music

George Hart - 1881 - 484 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...him a hammer ; not so well as a smith, but tolerably ; and make a box, though a clumsy one ; but give him a Kiddle and a Fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing."...
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The Violin and Its Music

George Hart - 1881 - 484 pagina’s
...any man will forge a bar of iron if you give him a hammer ; not so well as a smith, but tolerably ; and make a box, though a clumsy one ; but give him...Fiddle and a Fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing." Dr. JOHNSON. DULAU AND .CO., 37, Soho Square, W. NOYKU.O AM) CO., 1, Berners Street, W. MDCCC1.XXXI....
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Mahomet and his successors

Washington Irving - 1882
...much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will iorge a bar of iron, if you give him a hammer ; not so well...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 Leisure Hour, Volume 31

William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens - 1882
...forge a bar of iron if you give him a hammer ; not so well as a smith, but tolerably ; and make a bos, though a clumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and a fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." That this reflection was not the result of musical enthusiasm on the part of the learned doctor may...
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