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

Andrew Clark - 1892 - 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...literature and my wit; so I disregarded all power and all authority.1 " Bishop Percy told Boswell, " The pleasure he took in vexing the tutors and fellows has...

A History of Pembroke College, Oxford, Anciently Broadgates Hall: In which ...

Douglas Macleane - 1897 - 544 σελίδες
...him he replied, ' 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.' His lines in the Vanity of Human Wishes reflect the lot which he had tasted : — • 'When first the...

A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1899 - 697 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." In his poverty he remained proud ; and when a new pair of shoes was placed at his door by some benevolent...

The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 σελίδες
...account, as given me by Dr Adams, he said, "Ah, Sir, I was mad and violent. It was bitterness which ame in, we talked of his "Journey to the Western Islands,"...of his coming away, "willing to believe the second The Bishop of Dromore observes in a letter to me, "The pleasure he took in vexing the tutors and fellows...

Architects of English Literature: Biographical Sketches of Great Writers ...

Robert Farquharson Sharp - 1900 - 326 σελίδες
...violent," he said years afterwards to a friend who alluded to his college life ; "it was bitterness which they mistook for frolic. I was miserably poor, and...wit ; so I disregarded all power and all authority." In one important direction, however, his ideas underwent a complete change while he was at college....

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

James Boswell - 1900
...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...

English Men of Letters: Pope, by Leslie Stephen, 1900; Johnson by Leslie ...

1900
...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...thought to fight my way by my literature and my wit ; so 1 disregarded all power and all authority." Though a hearty supporter of authority in principle, Johnson...

Swift

Leslie Stephen - 1901 - 205 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...way by my literature and my wit; so I disregarded nil power and all authority." Swift learnt another and a more profitable lesson in these years. It...

Boswell's Life of Johnson, Τόμος 1

James Boswell - 1901
...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.' 1 I had this anecdote from Dr. Adams, and Dr. Johnson confirmed it. Bramston, in his Man of Taste,...

Studies in Oxford History: Chiefly in the Eighteenth Century

John Richard Green, George Roberson - 1901 - 382 σελίδες
...Sir, I was mad and violent — it was bitterness 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." Ill THERE are certain types which Nature seems never tired of repeating — if they vanish for a time,...




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