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" Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment. "
The Living Age ... - Page 311
1884
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A Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century: Part the First in ..., Volume 2

Samuel Miller - Art, Modern - 1805
...any other author in this * Dr. Johnson, once in conversation with Mr. Thomas Erskine, •aid, " Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story your...read him for the sentiment, and consider the story •s only giving occasion to the sentiment." t Richardson used to say, that had he not known who Fielding...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...never read ' Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." — I have already given my opinion of Fielding ; but I cannot refrain from repeating here my wonder...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...read ' Joseph, Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang your5 [Johnson's severity against Fielding did not arise from any viciousness in his style, but from...
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1817
...never read ' Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedious. JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...story as only giving occasion to the sentiment."— I have already given my opinion of Fielding; but I cannot refrain from repeating here my wonder at...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 15

1824
...reply to the observations of the Honourable Thomas Krskine, that Richardson was tedious — ' Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...read him for the sentiment, and consider the story only as giving occasion to the sentiment.' Were we to translate the controversy into plain language,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...never read Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." A book of travels, lately published under the title of Coriat Junior, and written by Mr. Paterson,...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and ..., Volumes 1-2

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 355 pages
...ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Kichardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richard. son for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted,...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." A book of travels, lately published under the title of Coriat Junior, and written by Mr. Paterson,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...never read ' Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedions. JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you ronst read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to theientiment."...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...never read Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...impatience would be so much fretted, that you would bang yourself: but, you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

Edmond Malone - 1821
...only fit for a brothel. B.] ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." I have already given my opinion of Fielding ; but I cannot refrain from repeating here my wonder at...
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