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" Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not to mind him. But the dog was so very comical, that I was obliged... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 71
by James Boswell - 1820
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 8

Great Britain - 1791
...his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty fulienly, affecting not to mind him. But the dog was To very comical that I was obliged to lay down my 'knife and forlc, throw myfelf back upon my chair, and fairly laugh •it out. 'No, Sir, he wasirrefiflible. He...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty fullenly, affecting not to mind him ; but the dog was fo very comical, that I was obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw' rnyfelf back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, Sir, he was irrefiftible. He upon. one occafion...
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Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern

BIOGRAPHY. - 1801 - 348 pages
...related by Dr. Johnson. — " The first time (says he) I was in company with Foote, was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved...; and it is very difficult to please a man against Jus will. I went on, eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not to mind him; but the dog was so...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 14

1801
...assertion : — " The first time," says Dr. Johnson, " I was in company with Foote, was at Fitzberbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very diffi. cult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting...
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Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq: With a Collection of His Genuine Bon-mots ...

William Cook - 1805
...himself, as follows: — " The first time I ever was in company with Foote, was at Mr. Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved...went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting for a long time not to mind him; but the dog was so very comical, that I was obliged to lay down my...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...statsment was made by Dr. Johnson : " The first time I was in company with Foote. was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved...pleased, and it is very difficult to please a man Sgajnst hi? will. I went op eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not to mind him. JJu.t the...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 14

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...said to have related it himself : " The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved...obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back in my chair, and fairly laugh it out. Sir, he was irresistible." Innumerable other stories are circulated,...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 5

John Mason Good - 1813
...related by Dr. Johnson : " The first time," says he, " I was in company with Foolc, was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved...will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, aft'ecting not to mind him ; but the dog was so very comical, that I was obliged to lay down my knife...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...said to have related it himself: " The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion, of the fellow, I was resolved...obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back in my chair, and fairly laugh it out. Sir, he was irresistible." Innumerable other stories are circulated,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 14

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...said to have related it himself : " The first .time I was in company with Foote, was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion, of the fellow, I was resolved...obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back in my chair, and fairly laugh it out. Sir, he was irresistible." Innumerable other stories are circulated,...
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