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" Why, sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crowds to gaze at it, and thus they might hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour. "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 85
by James Boswell - 1835
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...I am talking of being well or ill drest."—" Well, let me tell you (said Goldsmith) when mv taylor brought home my bloom-coloured coat, he said, Sir,...be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane."—JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crowds...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...talking of being well or ill drcst." " Well, let me tell you, (said Goldsmith, )\\hen my taylorbrought home my bloomcoloured coat, he said, ' Sir, I have...be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane.' JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crouds...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...drest." " Well, let me tell you, (said Goldsmith,) when my taylor brought home my bloom-coloured coat, ho said. ' Sir, I have a favour to beg of you. When any...asks you who made your clothes, be pleased to mention 1769. John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane.' JOHNSON. ^^ " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...ill drest," " Well, let me tell you, (said Goldsmith,) when my taylor brought home my bloom-culoured coat, he said, ' Sir, I have a favour to beg of you....be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane." JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crowds...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...am talking of being well or ill drest." — " Well, let me tell you (said Goldsmith) when my taylor brought home my bloom-coloured coat, he said, Sir,...be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane." — JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crowds...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...dressed." " Well, let me tell yon," said Goldsmith, " when my tailor brought home my blossomcoloured coat, he said, ' Sir, I have a favour to beg of you...be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane.' " JOHNSON. " Why, sir, that was becanse he knew the strange colour would attract crowds...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...dressed." " Well, let me tell you," said Goldsmith, " when my tailor brought home my blossom* coloured coat,, he said, ' Sir, I have a favour to beg of you : — when any body asks yon who made your clothes, be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane.' " JOHNSON....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
...gentleman ; but I am talking of being well or ill drest." " Well, let me tell you, (said Goldsmith), when my tailor brought home my bloomcoloured coat,...be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane.'" JOHNSON. "Why, sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crowds...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
...gentleman; but I am talking of being well or ill drcst." " Well, let me tell you, (said Goldsmith), when my tailor brought home my bloomcoloured coat,...be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane.'" JOHNSON. "Why, sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crowds...
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The London Magazine, Volume 4

1821
...LAMB'S TRANSLATION OF CATULLUS. " Well, let me tell you," said GoldSmith, " when my tailor brought my bloom-coloured coat he said, Sir, I have a favour...who made your clothes, be pleased to mention John Pilby, at the Harrow, in Water Lane." " Why, Sir," said Johnson, " that was because he knew the strange...
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