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" I conceived an irresistible wish, if possible, to bring Dr. Johnson and Mr. Wilkes together. How to manage it, was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered table... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 182
by James Boswell - 1835
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pages
...delighted in that intellectual chemistry which can separate good qualities from evil in the same person. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly,...whose hospitable and well-covered table I have seen n, greater number of literary men than at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds's, had invited...
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The Life and Times of John Wilkes, M. P., Lord Mayor of London ..., Volume 2

Percy Fitzgerald - Great Britain - 1888
...was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messrs. Dilly, in the Poultry, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some more gentlemen on Wednesday, May 15th, 1776. ' "Pray," said I, "let us have Dr. Johnson." ' " What ! with Mr. Wilkes ? Not for the world,"...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1889
...possible, to bring Dr. Johnson and Mr. Wilkes together. How to manage it, was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Dilly...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some more gentleman on Wednesday, May 15. " Pray," said I, "let us have Dr. Johnson." " What, with Mr. Wilkes...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - English literature - 1890 - 526 pages
...How to manage it was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Duly in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15. " Pray," said I, " let us have Dr. Johnson."— "What, with...
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Piccadilly Bookmen: Memorials of the House of Hatchard

Arthur Lee Humphreys - Booksellers and bookselling - 1893 - 92 pages
...others. Boswell, good friend to the booksellers, speaks of ' my worthy friends and booksellers, Messrs. Dilly, in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered...at any other except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds.' Scott first met Byron in Murray's rooms .at Albemarle Street, and Gibbon first met Porson at Peter...
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Piccadilly Bookmen: Memorials of the House of Hatchard

Arthur Lee Humphreys - Booksellers and bookselling - 1893 - 92 pages
...others. Boswell, good friend to the booksellers, speaks of ' my worthy friends and booksellers, Messrs. Dilly, in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered...at any other except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds.' Scott first met Byron in Murray's rooms at Albemarle Street, and Gibbon first met Person at Peter Elmsley's...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 726 pages
...How to manage it was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messieurs Duly " other gentlemen, on Wednesday, May 15. "Pray," said I, "let us have Dr Johnson."— " What, with Mr...
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Bibliographical Notes on One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature

Grolier Club - Best books - 1903 - 227 pages
...worthy booksellers and friends, Messrs. Dilly, in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well covered table I have seen a greater number of literary men...at any other, except that of Sir Joshua Reynolds." The engraved portrait of Doctor Johnson by James Heath, after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds,...
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Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...possible, to bring Dr. Johnson and Mr. Wilkes together. How to manage it, was a nice and difficult matter. ZLZ 1776] DINING WITH JACK WILKES 47 15. ' Pray (said I,) let us have Dr. Johnson.' — ' What with Mr....
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Culture by Conversation

Robert Waters - Conversation - 1907 - 345 pages
...together. How to manage it was a nice and difficult matter. My worthy booksellers and friends, Messrs. Dilly in the Poultry, at whose hospitable and well-covered...Reynolds, had invited me to meet Mr. Wilkes and some other gentlemen on Wednesday, May 15th. "Pray," said I, "let us have Dr. Johnson." "What, with Mr....
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