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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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Complete Works, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1882
...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 life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1884
...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.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1884
...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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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 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 of Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1886 - 258 pages
...mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance; a man m;iy 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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887
...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887
...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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Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Austin Dobson, John Parker Anderson - Authors, Irish - 1888 - 214 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1889
...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 1 I regretted that Dr. Johnson never took the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - English literature - 1890 - 526 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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