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" Why, sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature. "
The Dictionary of National Biography - Page 88
edited by - 1897
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. ' Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull ; but it must have...what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature.' ' So (said he,) I allowed him all his own merit.' He now added, ' Sheridan...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. ' Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull ; but it must have...what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature." ' So (said he,) I allowed him all his own merit.' He now added, ' Sheridan...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1799
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. " Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull ; but it must have...what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature." " So (said he,) I allowed him all his own merit." He now added, " Sheridan...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. " Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull ; but it must have...what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature."" So (said he,) I allowed him all his own merit." . He now added, " Sheridan...
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1817
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, wbicb Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. "Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of puins to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in nature." "So (said...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. " Why, sir, Sherry is dull; naturally dull : but it must have...pains to become what we now see him : such an excess of'stupidity, sir, is not in nature; so I allowed him all his own merit." He now added, " Sheridan...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820 - 355 pages
...Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. " Why, sir, Sherry is dull ; natal-ally dull : but it must have taken him a great deal of...what we now see him : such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in nature ; so I allowed him all his own merit." He now added, " Sheridan cannot bear me....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1821
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. " Why, sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken...what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature." " So (said he), I allowed him all his own merit." He now added, " Sheridan...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. " Why, sir, Sherry is doll ; naturally dull : but it must have taken him a great...what we now see him : such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in nature ; so I allowed him all his own merit." He now added, " Sheridan cannot bear me....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...of his concerning Mr. Thomas Sheridan, which Foote took a wicked pleasure to circulate. " Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull ; but it must have...what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature." " So (said he,) I allowed him all his own merit." He now added, " Sheridan...
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