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" I believe, sir, you have a great many. Norway, too, has noble, wild prospects, and Lapland is remarkable for prodigious, noble, wild prospects. But, sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Page 376
by James Boswell - 1822
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...himself perfectly safe ; for he observed that Scotland had a great many noble wild prospects. JOHNSON. " I believe, Sir, you have a great many. Norway, too,...me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England ! " ' Boswell's Life efjohnsm, \....
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...himself perfectly safe; for he observed that Scotland had a great many noble wild prospects. JOHNSON. " I believe, Sir, you have a great many. Norway, too,...But Sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which 256 a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England ! " ' Bosweii-s Life of j<,/uum,...
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Historical Sketch of the Burns Statue: The McPherson Legacy to the City of ...

Albany (N.Y.) - 1889 - 67 pages
...and parcel of her very atmosphere. Remember, my countrymen, it was an English growler who said that " The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England." Though said in earnest and in irony this was never true, and, from both the facts and circumstances...
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The Pleasures of Life, Part 2

Sir John Lubbock - Conduct of life - 1889 - 280 pages
...the scenery of the Highlands as dismal and hideous. Johnson, we know, laid it down as an axiom that " the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England "—a saying which throws much doubt on his distinction that the Giant's Causeway was "worth seeing...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1889
...desired to attend to the noble prospect from the Castlehill, he replied, " Sir. the noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to London." This lively sarcasm was thrown out at a tavern in London, in my presence, many years before....
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The Pleasures of Life ...

Sir John Lubbock - Conduct of life - 1890
...the scenery of the Highlands as dismal and hideous. Johnson, we know, laid it down as an axiom that " the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England" — a saying which throws much doubt on his distinction that the Giant's Causeway was "worth seeing...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 2

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - London (England) - 1891
...Johnson said to Ogilvie, in reply to his observation that Scotland had a great many noble prospects : " I believe, sir, you have a great many ; Norway, too,...sees, is the high road that leads him to England." Here, strangely enough, if Johnson had remembered the saying, the tour to the Hebrides was first started...
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The Pleasures of Life: Part I and, Part 2

Sir John Lubbock - Christian life - 1891 - 479 pages
...Beattie. 1776. of the Highlands as dismal and hideous. Johnson, we know, laid it down as an axiom that " the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England " — a saying which throws much doubt on his distinction that the Giant's Causeway was "worth seeing...
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
...Harris, a coxcomb, 329; Sir! you know no more of our church than a Hottentot! 332 ; The noblest prospect a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to London, 336 ; Edinburgh Castle would make a good priian in England, INDSX. 336 ; " if you cannot talk...
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Criticism on Contemporary Thought and Thinkers, Volume 1

Richard Holt Hutton - English literature - 1894
...in answer to the Scotchman's praise of the " noble, wild prospects " to be found in Scotland : — " I believe, Sir, you have a great many. Norway, too,...noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high-road that leads him to England." But this curious power of Johnson's of strengthening himself...
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