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" Johnson said he thought he had already done his part as a writer. "I should have thought so too, (said the King,) if you had not written so well. "
The public and private life of His late...Majesty, George the Third ... - Page 315
by Robert Huish - 1821 - 724 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...not written fo well."— Johnfon obferved to me, upon this, that " No man could have paid a handfomer compliment; and it was fit for a King to pay. It was decifive." When afked by another friend, at Sir Jofhua Rcynolds's, whether he made any reply to this...
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Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern

Eccentric biography - 1801
...publish any more works ? The Doctor answered, that he thought he had written enough. " I should think so too," said the king,. " If you had not written so well." In 1771, 'his friend Mr. Strahan, attempted to bring him into Parliament, but without success. In 1773,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...labours, then " said, ' I do not think you borrow much from " any body.' Johnson said, ha thought ho had " already done his part as a writer. ' I should...have paid a " handsomer compliment ; and it was fit fora King " to pay. It was decisive.' When asked by an" other friend, at Sir Joshua Reynolds', whether...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...continue his labours, then said " I do not think you borrow much from any body." Johnson said, he thought he had already done his part as a writer. " I should...decisive." When asked by another friend, at Sir Joshua Reynolds's, whether he made any reply to this high compliment, he answered, " No, Sir. When the King...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...continue his labours, then said " I do not think you borrow much from any body." Johnson said, he thought he had already done his part as a writer. " I should...well." — Johnson observed to me, upon this, that l( No man could have paid a handsomer compliment ; and it was fit for a King to pay. It was decisive."...
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Classical English letter-writer: or, Epistolary selections designed to ...

Frank Elizabeth - 1814
...intended t * publish any more works. Johnson modestly replied, that he thought he had written enough. " I should have thought so too," said the king, " if you had not written so well." In 1765, Johnson was complimented by the University of Dublin, with the degree of doctor of laws, on...
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Classical English Letter-writer: Or, Epistolary Selections; Designed to ...

Elizabeth Frank - Letter-writing - 1814 - 368 pages
...intended to L . publish any more works. Johnson modestly replied, that be thought he had written enough. "I should have thought so too," said the king, " if you had not written so well." In 1765, Johnson was complimented by the University of Dublin, with the degree of doctor of laws, on...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...replied his Majesty, " if you had not written so well." Johnson observed to Mr Boswell, upon this reply, that " No man could have paid a handsomer compliment...and it was fit for a king to pay : it was decisive." " During the whole of this interview," says Mr Boswell, " Johnson talked to his Majesty with profound...
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1817
...said " I do not think you borrow much from any body." Johnson said, he thought he had already done hie part as a writer. •" I should have thought so too,...decisive." When asked by another friend, at Sir Joshua Reynolds's, whether he made any reply to this high compliment, he answered, " No, Sir. When the King...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...continue his labours, then said, " I do not think you borrow much from any body." Johnson said, he thought he had already done his part as a writer. " I should...decisive." When asked by another friend at sir Joshua Reynolds's, whether he made any reply to this high compliment, he answered, " No, sir; when the king...
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