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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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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1860 - 874 pages
...temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, one who attacks his friends for the sake of a laugh to a pushing ox, that is marked by a bunc Goldsmith's putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one, who cannot spare...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith With a Life

Thomas Babington Macaulay - 1862
...much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance, as 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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Irving's Works: Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1864
...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, putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one, who cannot spare...
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The British Poets

1865
...much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance, as 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 table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 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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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...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 ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...temper for it, he is so much mortiiwhen he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of sirpartly of chance. A man may be beat at times by one who has r. the tenth part of his wit. Now Goldsmith's putting himself agak.another, is like a man laying a...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - Authors, English - 1874 - 441 pages
...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 the hundred. It is not worth a man's while. A man should not lay a hundred to one, unless he...
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Wisdom and genius of dr. Samuel Johnson, selected from his prose writings by ...

Samuel Johnson, William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 298 pages
...effect, and which no fire of sentiment can agitate or exalt. 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. I have no more pleasure in hearing a man attempting wit and failing, than in seeing a man trying to...
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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1881
...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, putting himself against another, is like a man laying a hundred to one, who cannot spare...
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