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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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Life of James Boswell (of Auchinleck): With an Account of His ..., Volume 1

Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald - 1891
...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.' ' Once Johnson's attack was too outrageous to be recorded, even by Mr. Boswell. He says it was " owing...
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American journal of psychiatry, Volume 48

1892
...nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, so that I was icady to shed tears; and of daring resolution, so that I...into the thickest part of the battle. Sir, said he (Johnson) I should never hear it, if it made me such a fool." With this comforting apology for those...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 154

England - 1893
...certain strains of music, as being so great as to make him ready to shed tears. " Sir," he replied, " I should never hear it if it made me such a fool." Indeed, unless his own heart were touched, he was intolerant of what he was inclined to consider an...
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Woods and Dales of Derbyshire

James Samuel Stone - Derbyshire (England) - 1894 - 180 pages
...mind either pathetic dejection so that he was ready to shed tears, or daring resolution so that he was inclined to rush into the thickest part of the battle, "Sir," he said, "I should never hear it, if it made me such a fool." But much as one would like to have been...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 75

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1897
...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,...rush into the thickest part of the battle." " Sir," was the answer, " I should never hear it if it made me such a fool." Goethe seems to have been as little...
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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
...often to agitate my nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, remove it ; and desire you to propose the question...SAM. JOHNSON." "то MR CAVE. [No date.] "SIR, " music, I am satisfied, Is owing to the association of ideas. That air, which instantly and irresistibly...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900
...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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English Men of Letters: Pope, by Leslie Stephen, 1900; Johnson by Leslie ...

1900
...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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Samuel Johnson, Volume 20

Leslie Stephen - Authors, English - 1901 - 195 pages
...Johnson, affected him intensely, producing in hia mind " alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears, and of daring resolution no that I was inclined to rush into the thickest of the [purely hypothetical] battle." " Sir," replied...
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Alexander Pope

Leslie Stephen - Poets, English - 1902 - 216 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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