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" I never heard anything from him in company that was at all striking ; and depend upon it, Sir, it is when you come close to a man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are : to make a speech in a public assembly is a knack. Now I... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Page 58
by James Boswell - 1831
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...converfation, that you difcover what his real abilities are ; to make a fpeech in a publick aflembly is a knack. Now I honour Thurlow, Sir ; Thurlow is...fairly puts his mind to yours." After repeating to him fome of his pointed lively fayings, J faid, " It is a pity, Sir, you don't always remember your own...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 97

1853
...sir,' observed Dr. Johnson, in reference to Lord Loughborough, ' it is when you come close to a man in conversation that you ' discover what his real abilities...public assembly is a knack. Now, I honour Thurlow ; Thurlow ' is a fine fellow ; he fairly puts his mind to yours.' It has been surmised that Mr. Disraeli,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...in company that was at all striking; and depend upon it, Sir, it is when you come close to a man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are : to make a speech in a publick assembly is a knack. Now I honour Thurlow, Sir; Thurlow is a fine fellow; he fairly puts his...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...in company that was at all striking; and depend upon it, Sir, it is when you come close to a man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are : to make a speech in a publick assembly is a knack. Now 1 honour I'hurlow, Sir; Thurlow is a fine fellow ; he fairly puts...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...and depend upon it, Sir, it is when you come close to a tuan in conversation, that you discover Ťhut his real abilities are : to make a speech in a public assembly is a nack. Now I honour Thurlow, Sir; Thurlow isa flue fellow ; he fairly puts his mind to yours. After...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...in company that wag at all sinking; and depend upon it, Sir, it is when you come close to а man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are : to make a speech in a public assembly is a nack. Now I honour Thurlow, Sir; Thurlow iťa fine fellow ; he fairly puts hiť mind to yours After...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 5

James Boswell - 1821
...in company that was at all striking; and depend upon it, sir, it is when you come close to a man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are: to make a speech in a publick assembly is a knack. Now I honour Thurlow, sir; Thurlow is a fine fellow; he fairly puts his...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are : to make a speech in a publick assembly is a knack. Now I honour Thurlow, Sir ; Thurlow...After repeating to him some of his pointed, lively * 1 Knowing as well as I do what precision and elegance, of oratory his Lordship can display! I cannot...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...in company that was at all striking; and depend upon it, sir, it is when you come close to a man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are : to make a speech in a publick assembly is a knack. Now I honour Thurlow, sir: Thurlow is a fine fellow ; he fairly puts his...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1835
...in company that was at all striking ; and depend upon it, sir, it is when you come close to a man in conversation, that you discover what his real abilities are : to make a speech in a publick assembly is a knack. Now, I honour Thurlow, sir; Thurlow is a fine fellow ; he fairly puts...
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