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" ... dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears; and of daring resolution, so that I was inclined to rush into the thickest part of the battle. ' Sir, (said he,) I should never hear it, if it made me such a fool. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 442
by James Boswell - 1807
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...often to agitate my nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetick dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears ; -and of daring...that I was inclined to rush into the thickest part of a battle. " Sir (said he,) I should never hear it, if it made me such a fool." Much of the effect of...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...often to agitate my nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetick dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears ;-and of daring...that I was inclined to rush into the thickest part of a battle. " Sir (said he,) I should never hear it, if it made me such a fool." Much of the effect of...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - Authors, English - 1874 - 441 pages
...resolution, so that I am inclined to rush into the thickest part of the battle." " Sir," said Johnson, " I should never hear it if it made me such a fool." Nevertheless, there is at least one other instance on record of the Doctor's having been moved, not...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...evening]: " Music affects me to such a into the thickest part of the battle." " Sir," said Johnson, " I should never hear it if it made me such a fool." Nevertheless, there is at least one other instance on record of the Doctor's having been moved, not...
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The Violin: Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

George Hart - Violin - 1875 - 352 pages
...often to agitate my nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears ; and of daring...should never hear it, if it made me such a fool.' " — BoswelVs Life of Johnson. DR. JOHNSON ON THE DIFFICULTY OF PLAYING THE FIDDLE. "Goldsmith: 'I...
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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
...often to agitate my nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears ; and of daring...should never hear it, if it made me such a fool." — Boswell. I repeated to him an argument of a lady of my acquaintance, who maintained that her husband's...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

1879 - 319 pages
...often to agitate my nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears; and of daring resolution,...he, " I should never hear it, if it made me such a fool."—Boswell. I repeated to him an argument of a lady of my acquaintance, who maintained that her...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

Authors, English - 1880 - 541 pages
...Johnson, affected him intensely, producing in his mind "alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears, and of daring resolution so that I was inclined to rush into the thickest of the [purely hypothetical] battle." " Sir," replied Johnson, " I should never hear it, if it made...
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Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-lore of the West ...

Alexander Stewart (F. S. A. Scot.) - Folklore - 1883 - 417 pages
...music frequently affected him as it affected many of us on this occasion. " Sir," growled Johnson, " I should never hear it if it made me such a fool." But then a man, however great, cannot be everything ; and Johnson was not only not a Scotchman, but...
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Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-lore of the West ...

Alexander Stewart (F. S. A. Scot.) - Folklore - 1883 - 417 pages
...music frequently affected him as it affected many of us on this occasion. " Sir," growled Johnson, " I should never hear it if it made me such a fool." But then a man, however great, cannot be everything ; and Johnson was not only not a Scotchman, but...
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