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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 - 634 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 - 638 страница
...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: Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

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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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: Together with a Journal of a Tour to ..., Том 2

James Boswell - 1910
...and accuracy, which they would not have possessed in the same degree, if they had not been known to Johnson. Talking of ghosts, he said, " It is wonderful...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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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 Young Man and His Problems

James L. Gordon - 1911 - 329 страница
...recorded by Boswell. The old philosopher has been talking with John Wesley, and this is what he says: "John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." The father of Methodism would not squander his time even to please the most famous character in the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1911 - 644 страница
...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: Ed. by Nathaniel Horton Batchelder

James Boswell - 1912 - 108 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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