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" John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged to go at a certain hour. This is very disagreeable to a man who loves to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ... - Страница 145
написао/ла James Boswell - 1835
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The Life of John Wesley

Caleb Thomas Winchester - 1906 - 301 страница
...to go and visit some old woman." Johnson's other remark of similar tenor is more frequently quoted : "Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at...disagreeable to a man who loves to fold his legs and have his talk out, as I do." Johnson's statements give the cause of the comparative loneliness of Wesley's...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907 - 1172 страница
...the effect of which, as Sir Joshua Reynolds observed to me, has been, that all who were of his school are distinguished for a love of truth and accuracy,...Friday, April 3, I dined with him in London, in a company where were present several eminent men, whom I shall not name, but distinguish their parts...
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March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907
...Wesley's conversation Johnson said that " He can talk well on any subject " ; and on another occasion " John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...disagreeable to a man who loves to fold his legs and have out bis talk, as I do." " TO JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ. " DEAR SIR,— " WHAT can possibly have happened, that...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Том 3

James Boswell - 1852
...it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appealing after death. All argument is against it ; but all...Friday, April 3, I dined with him in London, in a company where were present several eminent men,3 whom I shall not name, but distinguish their parts...
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1785-1824

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...John Wesley, upon his laying the first stone of his new Dissenting meeting-house, near the City Road. He said, "John Wesley's conversation is good, but...certain hour. This is very disagreeable to a man who loved to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do."— JOHNSON, SAMUEL, 1778, Life by Boswell,...
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How to be Happy Though Civil: Book on Manners

Edward John Hardy - 1910 - 319 страница
...that this request is not dictated by fear." " John Wesley's conversation is good," said Dr. Johnson, " but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged to...disagreeable to a man who loves to fold his legs and have his talk out as I do." What would Johnson think, if he were alive now, of those busybodies who do no...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1911
...faccia di menzogna Dec 1'uom chiudere le labbra quanto ei puote ; Per6 chez zenza colpa fa vergogna." This is very disagreeable to a man who loves to fold...Friday, April 3, I dined with him in London, in a company where were present several eminent men, whom I shall not name, but distinguish their parts...
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Selections from Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1912 - 93 страница
...first leaf of your pocket-book, and never doubt of it again." — Vol. IV, p. 201. 1778 — Mt. 69 He said, "John Wesley's conversation is good, but...to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." — Vol. IV, p. 231. 1778 — .ffit. 69 Johnson harangued against drinking wine. "A man (said he) may...
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Methodist Review, Том 85

1903
...infinite variety of characters." One objection Dr. Johnson had to Wesley's conversation was that he was never at leisure. "He is always obliged to go at a...loves to fold his legs and have out his talk as I do" — words that indicate clearly the difference between the two men. Johnson, after he received his...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1916 - 344 страница
...carelessness about truth than from intentional lying, that there is so much falsehood in the world." Talking of ghosts, he said, "It is wonderful that...to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." He was very silent this evening; and read in a variety of books ; suddenly throwing down one, and taking...
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