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" Ah, sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit; so I disregarded all power and all authority. "
The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott - Σελίδα 19
των Walter Scott - 1827
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Samuel Johnson

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1878 - 195 σελίδες
...gay and frolicsome fellow," he replied, " Ah ! sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority." Though a hearty supporter of authority in principle, Johnson was distinguished through life by the...

Dr. Johnson, His Friends and His Critics

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1878 - 345 σελίδες
...frolicsome fellow ; but ' it was bitterness,' he said, ' that they mistook for frolic. I was miserably pobr, and I thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit.' ' They all feared him, however,' as one of them nearly fifty years afterwards admitted. He used to...

Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

1880 - 541 σελίδες
..." gay and frolicsome fellow," he replied, "Ah ! sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority." Though a hearty supporter of authority in principle, Johnson was distinguished through life by the...

Studies of modern mind and character

John Wilson (reviewer.) - 1881
...sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness that they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority.' But there was a written sentence of Johnson more nobly applicable both to Swift and to himself, when,...

The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Τόμος 5

Washington Irving - 1881
...violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. / was miserably poor, and I thought tojight my way by my literature and my wit. So I disregarded all power and all authority." Goldsmith's poverty was never accompanied by bitterness, but neither was it accompanied by the guardian...

Swift, Τόμος 8

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1882 - 209 σελίδες
...might be fairly described in the words of Johnson when speaking of his own university experience : " Ah, sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority." Swift learnt another and a more profitable lesson in these years. It is indicated in 4 In the Short...

Samuel Johnson

Leslie Stephen - 1882 - 195 σελίδες
...fellow," he replied, " Ah ! sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook frajrolic, I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority." Though a hearty supporter of authority in principle, Johnson was distinguished through life by the...

Complete Works, Τόμος 5

Washington Irving - 1882
...and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and I tfiauglu to fight my way by my literature and my wit. So I disregarded all power and all authority." Goldsmith's poverty was never accompanied by bitterness , but neither was it accompanied by the guardian...

Mahomet and his successors

Washington Irving - 1882
...was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. / was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my 'мау by my literature and my wit. So I disregarded all power and all authority." Goldsmith's poverty was never accompanied by bitterness ; but neither was it accompanied by the guardian...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Τόμος 1

James Boswell - 1884 - 2221 σελίδες
...account as given me by Dr. Adams, he said, "Ah, Sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority." The Bishop of Dromore observes in a letter to me, " The pleasure he took in vexing the tutors and fellows...




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