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" For instance, (said he), the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill (continued he,) consists in making them talk like little fishes. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 233
by James Boswell - 1823
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most fablea the animals introduced seldom talk in character. "...consists in making them talk like little fishes." While be indulged himself, in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and laughing....
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most...envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birdsThe skill," continued he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill,'" continned he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most...in making them talk like little fishes." While he indtilged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and laughing. Upon...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1822
...Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most...in making them talk like little fishes." While he in* dulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and laughing. Upon...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...Goldsmith said, that be thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most...character. " For instance," said he, " the fable of the 31 I regretted that Dr. Johnson never took the trouble to study a question which interested nations....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that 'kind th ; eclipsed not extinffuiihed ; and his death did...nation ?' JOHNSON : " Why, Sir, some exaggeration envving them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill, (continued he,) consists in making...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...Goldsmith said, that he bought he could write a good fable, menioned the simplicity which that kind ot composition requires, and observed, that in most fables the animals introduced seldom alk in character. " For instance, (said he.) he fable of the little fishes, who saw bird« ly over...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 5

Theology - 1828
...Boswell, ' said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he was indulging himself in this fanciful reverie...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...Goldsmith said that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed that in most...seldom talk in character. " For instance (said he), 1 I regretted that Dr. Johnson nerer took the trouble to study a question which interested nations....
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