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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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De Fidiculis Bibliographia: Being an Attempt Towards a ..., Volume 1

Edward Heron-Allen - 1890 - 170 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 Fiddle-stick, and he can do nothing....
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The Violin: Its Construction Theoretically and Practically Treated ...

Peter Davidson - 1895 - 301 pagina’s
...power of art is shown so much as in playing on the 224 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. A " STRAD " DEVOTEE. About a year ago there died in San Francisco an aged Musician who, though his...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 75

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1897
...example, he held to be an exceptionally meritorious performance. In all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron if you give him a hammer, not so well as a smith certainly, but still tolerably. A man will saw a piece of wood and make a box, though a clumsy one...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1901
...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...hammer ; not so well as a smith, but tolerably. A n'.an will saw a piece of wood, and make a box, though a clumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and a fiddlestick,...
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Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

Washington Irving - 1903 - 374 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 to clumsy one; but give him a fiddle and fiddlestick, and he can do nothing." This, upon the whole,...
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Oliver Goldsmith, a Biography

Washington Irving - 1903 - 303 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 give 25 him a hammer ; not so well as a smith, but tolerably. A man will saw a piece of wood, and make a...
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Chats on Violins

Olga Racster - 1905 - 221 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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The Leisure Hour, Volume 31

William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens - 1882
...power of art is shown as much as in playing on the fiddle. In all other things we can ilo 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson: 1709-March 18, 1776

James Boswell - 1907 - 1172 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. Stmhan's coach, and carried me out to dine with Mr. Elphinston, at lu's Academy at From a mezzotint...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: Together with a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1910
...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." fortune sufficient to keep his coach, was a good topick for the credit of literature. Mrs. Williams...
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