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" ... of the boats, and other circumstances, are all very good description ; but do not impress the mind at once with the horrible idea of immense height. The impression is divided ; you pass on by computation, from one stage of the tremendous space to... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 90
by James Boswell - 1823
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Poems on Various Subjects: Ornamented with Plates, and Illustrated with ...

Samuel Whyte - English poetry - 1795 - 545 pages
...thus ..." Talking of a barrifter who had a bad utterance, fome " one, to roufe Johnfon, wickedly faid, that he was unfortunate " in not having been taught oratory by Sheridan ;"|| and then commits him to the laceration of Johnfon and Garrick, which he gloffes with the fubfequent...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...tremendous fpace to another. Had the girl in ' The Mourning Bride' faid fhe could not caft her fhoe to the •top of one of the pillars in the temple,...it would not have aided the idea, but weakened it." Again adverting to the pafTage in Congreve with high commendation, he faid, " Shakef.peare never has...
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Miscellanea Nova: Containing, Amidst a Variety of Other Matters Curious and ...

Samuel Whyte, Edward-Athenry Whyte - 1800 - 296 pages
...too ; That trot became a gallop foon Which trall'd him i:i his feat. He • Johnfon, in reply .... " Nay, Sir ! if he had been taught by '' Sheridan-, he -would have cleared the room." Vol. ip 543. f Ibid. J Sheridan died at Margate in Kent, Auguft the i6th, 1788 Bofwell's book did not...
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Miscellanea nova

Samuel Whyte, Edward Athenry Whyte - 1801 - 280 pages
...too; That trot became a gallop foon '' Which gall'd him in his feat. He * Johnfon, in reply .... " Nay, Sir! if he had been taught by •' Sheridan, he would have cleared the room." Vol. ip 543. f Jbid. J Sheridan died at Margate in Kent, Auguft the i6th, 1788....... Sofwtll's book...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...computation, from one stage of the tremendous space to another. Had the girl in ' The Mourning Bride' said, she could not cast h'er shoe to the top of one of...taught by Sheridan, he would have cleared the room." GARIUCK. " Sheridan has too much vanity to be a good man." — We 'shall now see Johnson's mode of...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...computation from one stage of the tremendous space to another. Had the girl in ' The Mourning Bride' said she could not cast her shoe to the top of one of the...it would not have aided the idea, but weakened it." Again adverting to the passage in Congreve with high commendation, he said, " Shakspeare never has...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...computation, from one stage of the tremendous space to another. Had the girl in " The Mourning Bride' said, she could not cast her shoe to the top of one of the...oratory by Sheridan. JOHNSON. " Nay, Sir, if he had beea taught by Sheridan, he would have cleared the room." GARRICK. " Sheridan has too much vanity to...
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Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of the Right Hon. R. B ..., Volume 1

John Watkins - 1817
...a barrister who had so bad an utterance that the company in which he was speaking soon became thin, said, that " he was unfortunate in not having been taught oratory by Sheridan :" to which the Doctor replied, " Nay, Sir! if he had been taught by Sheridan, he would have cleared...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...computation from one stage of the tremendous space to another. Had the girl in ' The Mourning Bride' said she could not cast her shoe to the top of one of the...it would not have aided the idea, but weakened it." Again adverting to the passage in Congreve with high commendation, he said, " Shakspeare never has...
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Memoir of the public and private life of ... Richard Brinsley ..., Volume 1

John Watkins - 1818
...a barrister who had so bad an utterance that the company in which he was speakingsoon became thin, said, that " he was unfortunate in not having been taught oratory by Sheridan :" to which the doctor replied, " Nay, Sir! if he had been taught by Sheridan, he would have cleared...
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