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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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Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1886 - 258 σελίδες
..."Ah, sir!" replied he, '' I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. / was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way...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...

Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...went up." Tyerman's Whilefield, \. 20. they Dr. Adams. nek-! ' litefa they mistook for frolick'.JI was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way...literature and my wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority2.' The Bishop of Dromore observes in a letter to me, 'The pleasure he took in vexing the...

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

James Boswell - 1888
...Adams, he said, "Ah, Sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolick. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way...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...

Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged ...

Walter Baxendale - 1888 - 690 σελίδες
..."I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and 1 thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit. So I disregarded all power and all authority." — Washington Irving. 1993. EXCITEMENT, Religious. A somewhat unlettered but celebrated evangelist...

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

James Boswell - 1889
...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...

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

James Boswell - 1889
...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...

The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 σελίδες
...me by Dr. Adams, he said, "Ah, Sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook lor frolic. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority." The Bishop of Dromorc observes in a letter to me, "The pleasure he took m vexing the tutors and fellows...

Swift: The Mystery of His Life and Love

James Hay - 1891 - 361 σελίδες
..."Sir, at Oxford you were considered as a gay and frolicsome fellow." " Ah, sir ! " said Johnson, " I was mad and violent. It was bitterness that they...disregarded all power and all authority." Even such a rebel was Swift under similar circumstances; not only in College days, but in all days, they had much in...

The Colleges of Oxford: Their History and Traditions. XXI Chapters ...

Andrew Clark - 1891 - 480 σελίδες
...account he said, ' Ah, sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which they mistook for frolick. I was miserably poor, and I thought to fight my way...wit; so I disregarded all power and all authority.' " Bishop Percy told Boswell, " The pleasure he took in vexing the tutors and fellows has been often...

Johnson's History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, Τόμος 1

Samuel Johnson - 1891 - 214 σελίδες
...bitterness, poverty, and seclusion. " I was miserably poor," was his report of it years afterwards, " and I thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit." He was as proud as he was poor, and once when some unknown friend left a pair of new shoes at his door,...




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