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" I believe, sir, you have a great many. Norway, too, has noble, wild prospects, and Lapland is remarkable for prodigious, noble, wild prospects. But, sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Page 376
by James Boswell - 1822
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The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-time Literature

Bibliography - 1888
..." many noble wild prospects." " I believe, sir, you have a great many," said Johnson. "Norway, loo, has noble wild prospects ; and Lapland is remarkable...is the high road that leads him to England ! " This glorious point of course brought a roar of applause. Prospects and gardens our hero laughed at ; the...
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The Hesperian: A Western Quarterly Illustrated Magazine, Volume 1

Alexander Nicolas De Menil - Periodicals - 1897
...have a great many. t "Letters of Anns Seward written between the years 1784 and 1807." G vols. p. 8vo. Norway, too, has noble, wild prospects, and Lapland...noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high-road that leads him to England." This curious power of Johnson's of strengthening himself in his...
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The Pleasures of Life Complete

Sir John Lubbock - Conduct of life - 1894 - 332 pages
...scenery of the Highlands as dismal and hideous. Johnson, we know, laid it down as an axiom that ' ' the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England " a saying which throws much doubt on his distinction that the Giant's Causeway was "worth seeing...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 24

1894
...misquoted remark of Johnson at a metropolitan tavern naturally comes up. ' Sir, the noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to London.' And, were the great ' hogshead of sense ' alive and amongst us now, no cause would he have...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...never get any outdoor exercise. Simeon Ford (1855-1933) American hotelier The noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees is the high road, that leads him to England. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author, lexicographer In all my travels I never met with any...
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The Journals of James Boswell, 1762-1795

James Boswell - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 445 pages
...prospects. 'Sir,' said Johnson, 'I believe you have a great many noble wild prospects. Norway too has some noble wild prospects; and Lapland is remarkable for prodigious noble wild prospects. But, Sir, I believe the noblest prospect that a Scotsman ever sees is the road which leads him to England!' We...
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Studies in Early Modern English

Dieter Kastovsky - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 507 pages
...Modern English etymologists a bad name. Samuel Johnson's famous remark that "the noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to London" is to a certain extent reflected in his dictionary (1755). 5 Neither his Plan of a dictionary...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...lexicographer. Quoted in lames Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson, entry, spring 1772(1791). 5 Norway, too, has noble prospects; and Lapland is remarkable for prodigious...ever sees is the high road that leads him to England! SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1709-1784) British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson,...
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Beyond Pug's Tour: National and Ethnic Stereotyping in Theory and Literary ...

C. C. Barfoot - Ethnic relations - 1997 - 594 pages
...matched by Dr Johnson's famous retort to a hapless Scot in London who commended the scenery of Scotland: "Sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which...sees, is the high road that leads him to England!" 11 The idea of the Scottish invading horde is a lasting one, surviving political union. But the eighteenth...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - Humor - 1998 - 400 pages
From Oscar Wilde's witty observation in Lady Windermere's Fan that 'I can resist everything except temptation', to Zsa Zsa Gabor's admission that 'I know nothing about sex ...
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