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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 Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...often to agitate my nerves painfully, producing in my mind alternate sensations of pathetick dejection, SIR, — I congratulate you and Lady Rothes l on your in the Swiss, when in a foreign land, the maladie du pais, has, I am told, no intrinsick power of sound....
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The Life of Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley ...

Edward Murray Oakeley - 1904 - 263 pages
...degree as often to excite my nerves painfully, producing alternate sensations of pathetic dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears, and of daring resolution,...into the thickest part of the battle." "Sir," said Dr. Johnson, "I should never hear it if it made me such a Fool." He also lectured to various Musical...
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The Life of Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley ...

Edward Murray Oakeley - Music - 1904 - 263 pages
...resolution, so that I was inclined to rush into the thickest part of the battle." "Sir," said Dr. Johnson, "I should never hear it if it made me such a Fool." He also lectured to various Musical Societies, and at Aberdeen University and elsewhere. CHAPTER IX...
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The Dial, Volumes 38-39

Francis Fisher Browne - American literature - 1905
...confided to Johnson, affected him intensely, producing ' 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 battle/ — a battle, of course, that was purely hypothetical. * Sir/ replied the other, ' I...
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March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907
...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...if it made me such a fool." Much of the effect of music, I am satisfied, is owing to the association of ideas. That air which instantly and irresistibly...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 268

1911
...degree as often to excite my nerves painfully, producing 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,' said Dr. Johnson, 'i should never hear it if it made me such a fool!' " One is never sorry to be reminded...
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The Education of a Music Lover: A Book for Those who Study Or Teach the Art ...

Edward Dickinson - Music - 1911 - 293 pages
...producing in my mind alternate sensations of painful dejection, so that I was ready to shed tears; or of daring resolution, so that I was 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." Between Johnson's indifference and Boswell's...
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Selections from Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1912 - 93 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,...I should never hear it if it made me such a fool." — Vol. IV, p. 200. 1 This prayer was composed at a time when Johnson "purposed to apply vigorously...
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"Polly Peachum": Being the Story of Lavinia Fenton (duchess of Bolton) and ...

Charles E. Pearce - Beggar's opera - 1913 - 382 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...inclined to rush into the thickest part of the battle." Boswell received from the Sage the crushing retort: " Sir, I should never hear it if it made me such...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Readers - 1916 - 344 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,...should never hear it. if it made me such a fool." I talked to him of misery being "the doom of man," in this life, as displayed in his Vanity of Human...
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