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" The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not... "
Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ... - Page 202
by Samuel Johnson - 1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...which Foote is free." WFLKES. " Garrick's wit is more like Lord Chefterfield's." JOHNSON. " The firft time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was refolved not to be pleafed, and it is very difficult to pleafe a man againft his will. I went * Johnfon's...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 8

1791
...Of his talents in this re'fpecT:, the •following ftatement was made by Dr. Johnfon. •" The firft time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the •fellow, I was refolved not to be pleated, and it is •very difficult to -.pleafe a man againft his will. I went...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
...Foote is free." — WILKBS. " Garrick's wit is more like I/jrd Chefterfield's." — J. " The firft time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow,. I was refolved not to be. pleafed ; and it is very difficult to pleafe. a man againft his will. I went on...
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An Universal Biographical and Historical Dictionary: Containing a Faithful ...

John Watkins - 1800 - 10 pages
...his comic powers than in the following anecdote, related by Dr. johnfon : " The firft time (fays he) I was in company with Foote, was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was refolved not to be pleafcd ; and it is very difficult to pleafc a man agiinft his will. I went on eating...
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Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern

BIOGRAPHY. - 1801 - 348 pages
...his comic powers, than the following anecdote related by Dr. Johnson. — " The first time (says he) I was in company with Foote, was at Fitzherbert's....; and it is very difficult to please a man against Jus will. I went on, eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not to mind him; but the dog was so...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 14

1801
...assertion : — " The first time," says Dr. Johnson, " I was in company with Foote, was at Fitzberbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very diffi. cult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting...
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Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq: With a Collection of His Genuine Bon-mots ...

William Cook - 1805
...this interview himself, as follows: — " The first time I ever was in company with Foote, was at Mr. Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow,...went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting for a long time not to mind him; but the dog was so very comical, that I was obliged to lay down my...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...conversation. Of his ta* lents in this respect, the following statsment was made by Dr. Johnson : " The first time I was in company with Foote. was at...pleased, and it is very difficult to please a man Sgajnst hi? will. I went op eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not to mind him. JJu.t the...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 5

John Mason Good - 1813
...following anecdote, related by Dr. Johnson : " The first time," says he, " I was in company with Foolc, was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the...will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, aft'ecting not to mind him ; but the dog was so very comical, that I was obliged to lay down my knife...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...like Lord Chesterfield's. Johnson. The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert'e. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved...is very difficult to please a man against his will. Iwent on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not to mind him. But the dog was to very comical,...
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