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" Mr. Davies mentioned my name, and respectfully introduced me to him. I was much agitated; and recollecting his prejudice against the Scotch, of which I had heard much, I said to Davies, " Don't tell where I come from." —" From Scotland," cried Davies,... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Page 3
by James Boswell - 1821
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
..." Don't tell where I come from." — " From Scotland," cried Davies, roguifhly. " Mr. Johnfon (faid I) I do indeed come from Scotland, but I cannot help it." I am willing to flatter myfelf that I meant this as light pleafantry to footh and conciliate him, and not as any humiliating...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...from which an engraving has been made for this work. Mr. Davies mentioned my name, and refpectfully introduced me to him. I was much agitated ; and recollecting his prejudice againft the Scotch, of which I had heard much, I faid to Davies, " Don't tell where I come from."—"...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...from which an engraving has been made for this work. Mr. Davies mentioned my name, and respectfully introduced me to him. I was much agitated ; and recollecting his prejudice against the Scotch, of which 1 had heard much, I said to Davies, " Don't tell where I come from."—" From Scotland," cried Davies,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...which Sir Joshua very kindly presented to me. Mr. Davies mentioned my name, and respectfully introdued me to him. I was much agitated ; and recollecting...cannot help it." I am willing to flatter myself that l meant this as light pleasantry to sooth and conciliate him, and not as an humiliating abasement at...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...was much agitated ; and, recollecting his prejudice against the Scotch, of which he had heard much, said to Davies, " Don't tell where I come from." "...Scotland," cried Davies, roguishly. " Mr. Johnson," said Boswell, "' I do indeed come from Scotland, but I can't help it." To which Johnsou replied, " That,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...botanist, I must first turn myself into a reptile." When Mr. Davies first introduced Boswell to Johnson, he was much agitated ; and, recollecting his prejudice against the Scotch, of which he had heard much, said to Davies, " Don't tell where I come from." " From Scotland," cried Davies,...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...botanist, I must first turn myself into a reptile." When Mr. Davies first introduced Boswell to Johnson, he was much agitated ; and, recollecting his prejudice against the Scotch, of which he had heard much, said to Davies, " Don't tell where I come from." " From Scotland," cried Davies,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...from which an engraving has been made for this work. Mr. Davies mentioned my name, and respectfully introduced me to him. I was. much agitated ; and recollecting...which I had heard much, I said to Davies, " Don't tell him where I come from." — " From Scotland," cried Davis, roguishly. " Mr. Johnson (said I) I do indeed...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1822
...which an engraving has been made for this \v*>rk. Mr. Davies mentioned my name, and respectfully introduced me to him. I was much agitated ; and recollecting...which I had heard much, I said to Davies, " Don't tell him where I come from." — " From Scotland," cried Davis, roguishly. " Mr. Johnson (said I)- 1 do...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1824
...from which an engraving has been made for this work. Mr. Davies mentioned my name, and respectfully introduced me to him. I was much agitated ; and recollecting...flatter myself that I meant this as light pleasantry to soothe and conciliate him, and not as a humiliating abasement at the expense of my country. But however...
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