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" He used frequently to observe that men might be very eminent in a profession, without our perceiving any particular power of mind in them in conversation. ' It seems strange,' said he, ' that a man should see so far to the right, who sees so short a way... "
Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ... - Page 180
by Samuel Johnson - 1807
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
...right, who fees fo fhort a way to the left. Burke is the only man whofe common converfation correfponds with the general fame which he has in the world. Take up whatever topic you pleafe, he is ready to meet yoik" Talking of the wonderful concealment of the author of the letters...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 2

Robert Bisset - 1800
...common men. /' Johnson esteemed Burke above all men ; he said, he was a perpetual stream of mind. ' Burke is the only man whose common conversation corresponds with the general fame he has in the world. Take up whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you/ As Johnson always...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1807
...perceiving any particular power of mind in them in conversation. * It seems strange (said he) that a man should see so far to the right, who sees so...general fame which he has in the world. Take up whatever topick you please, he is ready to meet you." " A gentleman, by no means deficient in literature, having...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...them in conversation. ' It seems strange (said he) that a man should see so far to the right, who see so short a way to the left. Burke is the only man...general fame which he has in the world. Take up whatever topick you please, he is ready to meet you.". " A gentleman, by no means deficient in literature, having...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 33

1833
...does not talk from a desire of distinction, but because his mind is full." ' Burke is the onlu man whose common conversation corresponds with the...whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you." In another instance, where some one had been paying himself the tribute due to his memorable powers,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...the left. Borke is the only man whose common conversation corresponds with the gener.il fame he Ka in the world. Take up whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you. A gentleman, by no means deficient in literature, having discovered lets acquaintance with one of the...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...conversation. " It seems strange ^savL ba\ \3oax. .a man should see so far to the right,' who' sees o short a way to the left. Burke is the only man whose...to meet you." Talking of the wonderful concealment of the author of the letters signed Jiniius, he said, " I should have believed Burke to be Junius,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...perceiving any particular power of mind in them in conversation. " '& seems strange," said he, " that a man should see so far to the right, who sees so...whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you." Of narratives in conversation, he said, "The value of every story depends on its being true. A story...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...perceiving any particular power of mind in them ia conversation. " It seems strange," said he, " that a man should see so far to the right, who sees so...up whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet yon." Of narratives in conversation, he said, " The value of every story depends on its being true....
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...power of mind in them in conversation. " It seems strange," said he, " that a man should see so fur to the right, who sees so short a way to the left....whatever topic you please, he is ready to meet you." Of narratives in conversation, he said, " The value of every story depends on its being true. A story...
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