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" It has been confidently related, with many embellishments, that Johnson one day knocked Osborne down in his shop, with a folio, and put his foot upon his neck. The simple truth I had from Johnson himself. " Sir, he was impertinent to me, and I beat him.... "
Bibliomania: Or Book Madness ; a Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts ... - Page 470
by Thomas Frognall Dibdin - 1811 - 782 pages
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...confidently related, with many embellishments, that Johnson one day knocked Osborne down in his shop, with a folio, and put his foot upon his neck. The...it was not in his shop: it was in my own chamber."* A very diligent observer may trace him where we should not easily suppose him to be found. I have no...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 pages
...his neck. We like the story best in this form, but truth compels us to give Johnson's own account: " Sir, he was impertinent to me, and I beat him. But...it was not in his shop; it was in my own chamber." The following extracts from a letter to Cave, written some time in 1742, will show the reader only...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...his neck. We like the story best in this form, but truth compels us to give Johnson's own account: " Sir, he was impertinent to me, and I beat him. But...it was not in his shop; it was in my own chamber." The following extracts from a letter to Cave, written some time in 1742, will show the reader only...
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Bibliomania: Or Book-madness; a Bibliographical Romance

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Bibliography - 1876 - 618 pages
...has been confidently related," says Boswell, "that Johnson, one day, knocked Osborne down in his shop with a folio, and put his foot upon his neck. The...it was not in his shop : it was in my own chamber.' " 41 o. edit., i., 81. Of Oabome's philological attainments, the meanest opinion must be formed, if...
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Bibliomania: Or Book-madness; a Bibliographical Romance

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Bibliography - 1876 - 618 pages
...Boswell, "that Johnson, one day, knocked Osborne down in bis shop with a folio, and put his foot upou his neck. The simple truth I had from Johnson himself....it was in my own chamber.' " 4to. edit., i., 81. Of Osborne's philological attainments, the meanest opinion must be formed, if we judge from his advertisements,...
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The Great and Eccentric Characters of the World, Their Lives and Their Deeds ...

Biography - 1877 - 799 pages
...Osborne in his shop, with a folio ; but he afterwards explained the truth to Boswell, by saying, " Sir, he was impertinent to me, and I beat him. But...it was not in his shop : it was in my own chamber." In 1744, he published his life of Savage, his association with whom, Bays Boswell, " imperceptibly...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pages
...confidently related, with many embellishments, that Johnson one day knocked Osborne down in his shop with a folio, and put his foot upon his neck. The...it was not in his shop : it was in my own chamber." — Boswell. Torn Osborne, the bookseller, was one of " that mercantile rugged race to which the delicacy...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pages
...confidently related, with many embellishments, that Johnson one day knocked Osborne down in his shop with a folio, and put his foot upon his neck. The...him. But it was not in his shop: it was in my own chamber."—Boswell. Tom Osborne, the bookseller, was one of "that mercantile rugged race to which...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1880
...confidently related, with many embellishments, that Johnson one day knocked Osborne * down in his shop with a folio, and put his foot upon his neck. The simple truth I had from Johnson him1 From one of his letters to a friend written in June, 1742, it should seem that he then purposed...
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The Publications of the Surtees Society, Volume 73

1880
...neck." Johnson, however, explained the affair thus: "Kir, he was impertinent to me. and I beat him. |lut it was not in his shop, it was in my own chamber." Osbonie purchased the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts for £18.0(10. for the binding only of which...
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