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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. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Page 191
by James Boswell - 1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1791 - 516 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 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1791 - 516 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 fit to.be in the Univerfity of Oxford. A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 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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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...examined, and found to be mighty ignorant fellows." BOSWELL. " But, was it not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings?" JOHNSON....this as an illustration uncommonly happy. Desirous of call1ng Johnson forth to talk, and exercise his wit, though I should myself be the object of it, I...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 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...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

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1817
...examined, and found to be mighty ignorant fellows." BoswELL. " But, was it not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings ?" JOHNSON....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, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 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...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, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...were examined, and found to be mighty ignorant fellows." BOSWELL. "But,was it not hard, sir, toexpel them ? for I am told they were good beings." JOHNSON....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: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...were examined, and found to be mighty ignorant fellows." BOSH ELL, "But, was it not hard, sir, toexpel them ? for I am told they were good beings." JOHNSON....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
...examined, and found to be mighty ignorant fellows." BosWELL. " But, wai it not hard, Sir, to expel them, for I am told they were good beings ?" JOHNSON....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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