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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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 pages
...he is so much mortified when he fails. A game of jokes is cornre to i.for new posed partly of skill, threaten or insult us, but the form of Goodness hu wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himsel tgainit another, is like a man laying a hundred k one, who can...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1831
...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, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...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, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, e of the work, i 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 ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1835
...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, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1835
...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 Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

sir James Prior - 1837
...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 Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors - 1837 - 550 pages
...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 Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 1837
...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 Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 1837
...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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