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" Johnson was deaf to all impertinence. However, after the wine had passed rather freely, the young gentleman was resolved to bait him, and venture out a little further. 'Now, Dr Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others:... "
The Aurora Borealis: Or Flashes of Wit; Calculated to Drown Dull Care and ... - Page 110
1831 - 216 pages
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Literary and Miscellaneous Memoirs, Volume 1

Joseph Cradock - France - 1826
...Johnson made that excellent reply to a pert coxcomb, who absolutely baited him during dinner-time. " Pray now," said he to the Doctor, " what would you...Johnson, " I would almost be content to be as foolish." Walsingham once invited some Members of the House of Commons and others to an entertainment ; but the...
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The London Magazine, Volume 4

1826
...the above. " Pray, now," said a pert coxcomb, who had absolutely baited Johnson during dinner-time, " what would you give, old gentleman, to be as young...Sir, I think," replied Johnson, " I would almost be oontent to be аз foolish." SILVER-TONGUED MURRAY. — Lord Mansfield's woids might be said to " drop...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 98, Part 1; Volume 143

Early English newspapers - 1828
...little further : " now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others. What would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am?" "Why, Sir," says he, " I think I would almost be content to be as foolish." Johnson (it is well known) professed...
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Philadelphia Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

Isaac Clarkson Snowden, B. R. Evans - 1828
...little further: "Now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but he a little gay and lively, like others. What would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am?" "Why, Sir," says he, " I think I would almost be content to be as foolish." Johnson (it is well known) professed...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - 1831
...little further: ' now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others. What would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am ?' ' Why, sir,' said he, ' I think I would almost be content to be as foolish.' " Johnson (it is well known) professed...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831
...little further : ' now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others. What would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am ?' ' Why, sir/ said he, ' I think I would almost be content to be as foolish.' " Johnson (it is well known) professed...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His ..., Volume 9

James Boswell - 1835
...little further. " Now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others : what would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am ?" " Why, Sir," said he, " I think I would almost be content to be as foolish." 367. Society. — Late Hours. — Clubs....
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

James Boswell - 1836
...little further. " Now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others : what would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am?" "Why, Sir," said he, "I think I would almost be content to be as foolish." (1) [See No. 310. Dr. Percy was made...
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Johnsoniana: Or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr ...

John Wilson Croker - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1842 - 529 pages
...little further. " Now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others: what would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am?" " Why, sir," said he, " I think I would almost be content to be as foolish." 367. Society. — Late Hours. — Clubs....
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Johnsoniana: Or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr ...

John Wilson Croker - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1842 - 529 pages
...little further. " Now, Dr. Johnson, do not look so glum, but be a little gay and lively, like others: what would you give, old gentleman, to be as young and sprightly as I am?" " Why, sir," said he, " I think I would almost be content to be as foolish." 367. Society. — Late Hours. — Clubs....
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