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A new and general biographical dictionary - Pagina 81
door New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1807
...could not ; for that which you could do with him, every one else could." " Of Dr. Goldsmith he said, ' No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had." " He told in his lively manner the following literary anecdote : ' Green and Guthrie, an Irishman and...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...could not ; for that which you could do with him, every one else could." " Of Dr. Goldsmith he said, ' No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had." of expectation. The gentleman provoked at his inordinate vanity, resolved not to indulge it, and with...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...of nature, where a man must dive into the recesses of the human heart." Of Dr. Goldsmith he said, " No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, nor more wise when he had." Of Goldsmith's ' Traveller,' he said, " There has not been so fine a poem...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...knowledge of the subject ; which made Johnson observe of him, " No man was more foolish when he " bad not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he " had...conclude nearly in the words of that great critic t,) " As a wri" ter, he was of the most distinguished abilities. " Whatever he composed, he did it...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...but when he grew easy and cheerful in company, he relaxed into such a display of good humour, as soon removed every unfavourable impression. Yet it must...conclude nearly in the words of that great critic, f ) " As a writer he was of the most distinguished abili*•' ties. Whatever he composed, he did it...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...but when he grew easy and cheerful in company, he relaxed into such a display of good humour, as soon removed every unfavourable impression. Yet it must...defects, (to conclude nearly in the words of that great critic,f) " As a writer he was of the most distinguished abili" ties. Whatever he composed, he did...
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The provok'd husband, by Sir J. Vanbrugh and C. Cibber. The conscious lovers ...

James Plumptre - 1812
...been expected from his genins and talents. He was " too apt to speak without reflectiony and whhout a <( sufficient knowledge of the subject; which made...hand, or more wise " when he had."* Indeed with all hrs defects, (to con" elude nearly in the words of that great critic,+) " As BosweH's Life, Vol....
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The General biographical dictionary, Volume 16

Alexander Chalmers - 1814
...as might have been expected from his. fenius and talents. He was too apt to speak without reection, and without a sufficient knowledge of the subject;...more wise when he had.' Indeed, with all his defects (to.concjudenearly in the words of that great critic), as a writer he was VOL. XVI. G 82 GOLDSMITH....
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1816
...Protector ; and he, also, claimed kindred with that of General Wolfe. . * " No man," said Johnson, " was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had." By Garrick he was severely, but not very inaccurately, characterised in his fable of ' Jupiter and...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...you could not ; for that which you could do with him, every one else could. Uf Or. Goldsmith he said, No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had. He told in his lively manner the following literary ancedote : Green and Guthrit-, an Irishman and...
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