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" I believe they might be good beings ; but they were not fit to be in the University of Oxford. A cow is a very good animal in the field ; but we turn her out of a garden. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 190
by James Boswell - 1823
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings ?" — JOHNSOX. " Sir, I beiieve they might be good beings ; but they were not fit to be in the Univerfity of Oxford. A cow is a very good animal in the field ; but we turn her out of a garden."...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...But was it not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings?"— JOHNSON. " Sir, I believe they might be good beings; but they were not...animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden." This was an uncommonly happy illustration. Of preaching, and of the great success which those called...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...BoswELL. " But, was it not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings ?" JOHNSON. " I believe they might be good beings ; but they were...University of Oxford. A cow is a very good animal in the In Id ; but we turn her out of a garden." Lord Elibank used to repeat this as an illustration uncommonly...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...But was it not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings?" — JOHNSON. " Sir, I believe they might be good beings; but they were not...animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden." This was an uncommonly happy illustration. Of preaching, and of the great success which those called...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...BOSWELL. "But,was it not hard, sir, toexpel them ? for I am told they were good beings." JOHNSON. " I believe they might be good beings, but they were not...to repeat this as an illustration uncommonly happy. No. XVII. FREE WILL. DR. MAYO, (addressing Dr. Johnson) " Pray, sir, have you read Edwards, of New...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...ELL, "But, was it not hard, sir, toexpel them ? for I am told they were good beings." JOHNSON. " I believe they might be good beings, but they were not...out of a garden." Lord Elibank used to repeat this an an illustration uncommonly happy. No. XVII. FREE WILL. DR. MAYO, (addressing Dr. Johnson) " Pray,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...BosWELL. " But, wai it not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings ?" JOHNSON. " I believe they might be good beings ; but they were...field ; but we turn her out of a garden." Lord Elibank nsed to repeat this as un illnstration uncommonly happy. Desirons of calling Johnson forth to talk,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...toexpel them ? for I am to'.d they were good beings." JOHNSON. " I believe they might be good beings, bat they were not fit to be in the university of Oxford. A cow is a very pood animal in the field ; but we turn her out of a garden." Lord Elibank used to repeat this as aŤ...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...BOSWELL. "But, was it not hard, sir, toexpel them ? for I am toid they were good beings." JOHJCSON. " I believe they might be good beings, but they were not...out of a garden." Lord Elibank used to repeat this an an illustration uncommonly happy. No. XVII. FREE WILL. DR. MAYO, (addressing Dr. Johnson) " Pray,...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 352 pages
...But was it not hard, sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings?" — Johnson. " Sir, I believe they might be good beings ; but they were...animal in the field ; but we turn her out of a garden." This was an uncommonly happy illustration. Of preaching, and of the great success which those called...
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