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" But this is a striking proof of the fallacy of appearances, and how little any of us know of the real internal state even of those whom we see most frequently; for the truth is, that he was then depressed by poverty, and irritated by disease. When I mentioned... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Page 35
by James Boswell - 1888
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...to Padua. — And I'll mind my business. For an Athenian blockhead is the worst of all blockheads."1 Dr. Adams told me that Johnson, while he was at Pembroke...vexing the tutors and fellows has been often mentioned. But I have heard him say, what ought to be recorded to the honour of the present venerable master of...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...rooms, I thought the devil would appear to me every stair I went up.' Tyerman's Whitefield, i. 20. account as given me by Dr. Adams, he said, ' Ah, Sir,...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority V The Bishop of Dromore observes in a letter to me, ' The pleasure he took in vexing the tutors and...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...would appear to me every stair I went up.' Tyerman's Whitefield, i. 20. account 86 Dr. Adams. [AD 1730. account as given me by Dr. Adams, he said, ' Ah, Sir,...literature and my wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority3.' The Bishop of Dromore observes in a letter to me, 'The pleasure he took in vexing the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolick. I was miserably poor, and 1 thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit;...pleasure he took in vexing the tutors and fellows 4 I had this anecdote from Dr. Adams, and Dr. Johnson confirmed it. Brarooton, in his " Man of Taste,"...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Memoirs of Jonathan Swift, D. D

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - English literature - 1814
...Pembroke, he answered, " Ah ! Sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness that they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way...; so I disregarded all power, and all authority." Even such a rebel against college discipline Swift appears to have been, under similar circumstances;...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...Sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit...; so I disregarded all power, and all authority." He struggled for another year in this unequal conflict, and professed a desire to practise either the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...Adams, he said, " Ah, Sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterns:ss which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way...literature and my wit; so I disregarded all power aad all authority." The Bishop of Dromore observes in a letter to me, " The pleasure betook in vexing...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...scarce a blot or erasure, drew this observation from him. which they mistook for frolic. I was minerably poor, and I thought to fight my way by my literature...disregarded all power and all authority." The Bishop of Droraore observes in a letter to me, " The pleasure betook in vexing the tutors and fellows has been...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...Adams, he said, " Ah, sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit ; so I disgregarded all power and all anthority." On a visit to Oxford, three-and-twenty years after he had...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...coxcomb, maintains, that nil scholars arc blockheads on account of their scholarship. J. BOSWELL.] striking proof of the fallacy of appearances, and...vexing the tutors and fellows has been often mentioned. But I have heard him say, what ought to be recorded to the honour of the present venerable master of...
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