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" Goldsmith should not be for ever attempting to shine in conversation : he has not temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance ; a man may be beat at times by one who has not... "
Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ... - Page 14
by Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...temper for it, he is fo much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is compofed partly of fkill, partly of chance. A man may be beat at times by one...the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man fltould not lay a hundred to one, unlefs he can eafily fpare it, though he has a hundred chances for...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...temper for it, he is fo much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is compofed partly of fkill, partly of chance. A man may be beat at times by one...another, is like a man laying a hundred to one who cannot Ipare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man fhould not lay a hundred to one, unlefs he...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1801
...not knowing. tfe would not keep his knowledge to himfelf." The fame author again obferved, '\- " that Goldfmith fhould not be, for ever attempting to fhine...tenth part of his wit. Now Goldfmith's putting himfelf againfl another is like a man laying an hundred to, one"who cannot fpare the hundred. It is not worth...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance, a man may be beat at times by one who has not the tenth part of his wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one who cannot spare...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance, a man may be beat at times by one who has not the tenth part of his wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one who cannot spare...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...beat at time? by one who has Ťot the tenth part of his wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one, who cannot spare the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...temper for it; he is so much mortified when he fails. A game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance. A man may be beat at times by one who has not the tenth part of his wit. Now, Goldsmith's putting himself against another is like a man laying a hundred to one, who cannot spare...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance, a man may be beat at times by one who has not the tenth part of his wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a hundred to one who cannot spare the hundred....
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...temper for it; he is so much mortified when he fails. A game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance; a man may be beat at times by one who has not the tenth part of his wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one, who cannot spare...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes \a composed partly of skill, partly of chance ; a man may be beat at times by one who has not the tenth part of his wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one who cannot spare...
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