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" He wrote an account of them ; but 'twas nothing but the account of his miserable feelings. I met Smelfungus in the grand portico of the Pantheon : he was just coming out of it. 'Tis nothing but a huge cockpit,* said he. "
Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished Persons - Page 156
by Walter Scott - 1834
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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 7

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1905
...nothing but a huge cockpit," said he. " I wish you had said nothing worse of the Venus of Medici," replied I, for in passing through Florence, I had...upon the goddess, and used her worse than a common wench, without the least provocation in nature. I popp'd upon Smelfungus again at Turin, in his return...
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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 7

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1905
...feelings. I met Smelfungus in the grand portico of the Pantheon. He was just coming out of it. " Tis nothing but a huge cockpit," said he. " I wish you had said nothing worse of the Venus of Medici," replied I, for in passing through Florence, I had heard he had fallen foul upon the goddess,...
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The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, Volume 3

William Allan Neilson - Fiction - 1917 - 511 pages
...of the Pantheon —he was just coming out of it.—'T is nothing but a huge cock-pit, 1 said he.—I wish you had said nothing worse of the Venus of Medicis, replied I—for in passing through Florence, I had heard he had fallen foul upon the goddess, and used her...
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Travels Through France and Italy

Tobias Smollett - France - 1919 - 352 pages
...he wrote later on, "in the UT.-IIM! portico of the Pantheon — he was just coming out of it. ' 'Tis nothing but a huge cockpit/ said he — ' I wish you had said nothing worse of the Venus de Medici/ replied 1 — for in passing through Florence, I had heard he had fallen foul upon the goddess,...
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Uneasy Sensations: Smollett and the Body

Aileen Douglas - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 201 pages
...feelings. I met Smelfungus in the grand portico of the Pantheon — he was just coming out of it — "Pis nothing but a huge cock-pit, said he — I wish you...common strumpet, without the least provocation in nature.9 I popp'd upon Smelfungus again at Turin, in his return home; and a sad tale of sorrowful adventures...
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Tobias Smollett: The Critical Heritage

Lionel Kelly - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 380 pages
...grand portico of the Pantheon — he was just coming out of it —'Tis nothing but a huge cock pit," said he — I wish you had said nothing worse of the...strumpet, without the least provocation in nature . I popped upon Smelfungus again at Turin, in his return home; and a sad tale of sorrowful adventures had...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 554 pages
...the grand portico of the Pantheon -he was just coming out of it - Tis nothing but a huge cock pit, said he -I wish you had said nothing worse of the...strumpet, without the least provocation in nature." - Being one of the most highly canonized sights in the whole of Italy, appreciating the Venus de Medicis...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 554 pages
...was just coming out of it - Tis nothing but a huge cock pit, said he -I wish you had said nothing 428 worse of the Venus of Medicis, replied I - for in...strumpet, without the least provocation in nature." - Being one of the most highly canonized sights in the whole of Italy, appreciating the Venus de Medicis...
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne - Travel - 2005 - 324 pages
...the grand portico of the pantheon — he was just coming out of it. 'Tis nothing but a huge cockpit,1 said he. I wish you had said nothing worse of the Venus of Medicis, replied I, for in passing J Ffe S- — 's Travels. through Florence, I had heard he* had fallen foul upon the goddess, and...
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy: And, Continuation of the ...

Laurence Sterne - Fiction - 2006 - 252 pages
...feelings.12 I met Smelfungus in the grand portico of the Pantheon — he was just coming out of it — ' Tis nothing but a huge cock-pit*, said he — I wish you...said nothing worse of the Venus of Medicis, replied I13 — for in passing through Florence, I had heard he had fallen foul upon the goddess, and used...
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