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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 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 company1 where were present several eminent men, whom I shall not name, but distinguish their parts...
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Seven Ages: A Brief and Simple Narrative of the Pilgrimage of the Human Mind ...

Harold Begbie - 1923 - 218 страница
...happiness which I ever saw." Dr. Johnson found no fault with him, save that he had no time for talk. "John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." Wesley's legs, as we have seen, were happier astride a horse on his way to a meeting.1 There is a famous...
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Ventures in Book Collecting

William Harris Arnold - 1923 - 356 страница
...of comment repeated by Boswell gives us a personal glimpse of Wesley in the very words of Johnson: "John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." No wonder that a man who usually began the 131 day by preaching at five o'clock in the morning, and...
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The Influence of Rhetoric in the Shaping of Great Britain: From the Roman ...

Robert Tarbell Oliver - 1986 - 321 страница
...nor recreation. The High Church Tory Samuel Johnson admired and liked him but wryly protested that "John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." 10 Such labors culminated, in 1744, in establishment of Wesley's own centralized conference, which...
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Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1998 - 1492 страница
...it.' He said, 'John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always ohliged to go at a certain hour. This is very disagreeable...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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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 страница
...fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other. 5160 10701 'Prometheus Unbound' his talk out as I do. 5161 The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be renewed by...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - 2001 - 580 страница
...95. 690. Letters vol. 6, p. 292, 1777. Not everyone agreed with this view. Samuel Johnson commented: 'John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...loves to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do' (Boswell, Life of Johnson, end of March 1778; quoted in Knox (1950) p. 431). In 1727 John wrote to...
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The Financial Aspects of John Wesley's British Methodism (1720-1791)

Samuel J. Rogal - 2002 - 166 страница
...The phrase "spent an hour" calls to mind Samuel Johnson's complaint about visiting with John Wesley: "'John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do.'" See Boswell. Life of Johnson, 900. 68 See 1 Corinthians 1:26 — "For ye see your calling, brethren,...
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The Social Achievements of the Christian Church

Edmund H. Oliver - 2004 - 204 страница
...Wesley consecrated every energy. Dr. Johnson complained that Wesley was too busy for conversation — "John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...to fold his legs, and have out his talk as I do." Brash has given us this happy picture of Wesley's social influence : "This man, of five feet three...
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Palaver At the Pony

Lainie Montaigne - 2004 - 220 страница
...Man I get your drift, Teddy, but one can get too serious — to "never be at leisure," as it were. "John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never...who loves to fold his legs and have out his talk, as 1 do." Samuel Johnson: BoswelFs Life of Johnson Somerset Maugham is of the same mind. "Do you know...
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