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" Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all. "
Science, Sex, and Society - Page 24
by Ann E. Kammer - 1979 - 569 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 566 pages
...that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. JoHNSON. " Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder j legs. It is not done well ; but you are furprized to find it done at all." On Tuefday, Auguft 2,...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 464 pages
...morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where he had heard a woman preach. Johnfon obferved, " Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on...his hinder legs. It is not done well ; but you are furprized to find it done at all." " After we came out of the chureh one Sunday (fays Mr. Bofwell),...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. JOHNSON. ' Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on...well ; but you are surprized to find it done at all.' ' He repeated this advice on the death of Boswell's father, Sept. 7, 1782. ' Johnson ( Works, ix. 1...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. JOHNSON. ' Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on...well ; but you are surprized to find it done at all.' 1 He repeated this advice on the death of Boswell's father, post, Sept. 7, 1782. ' Johnson ( Works,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...find words to express what I felt upon this unexpected and very great mark of his affectionate regard. walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well ; but you are sarprized to find it done at all." On Tuesday, August 2 (the day of my departure from London having...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807 - 238 pages
...morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where he had heard a woman preach, Johnson observed, " Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on...well; but you are surprized to find it done at all." " After we came out of the church one Sunclay (says Mr. Boswell), we stood talking for some. time together...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where he had heard a woman preach. Johnson observed, " Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on...well ; but you are surprized to find it done at all." " After we came out of the church one Sunday (says Mr. Boswell), we stood talking for some time together...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1825 - 370 pages
...morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where he had heard a woman preach. Johnson observed, " Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on...his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all." " After we came out of the church one Sunday (says Mr. Boswell),...
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Southey's Common-place Book: Special collections

Robert Southey - 1850 - 484 pages
...at a Quakers' meeting, Johnsoa replied, ' Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprized to find it done at all.' " [fervency of Prayer. Lr is related of Edward Hopkins, one of the early Governors of Connecticut,...
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Southey's Common-place Book: Special collections

Robert Southey - 1849 - 710 pages
...at a Quakers' meeting, Johnson replied, ' Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprized to find it done at all.'" [Fervency of Pray er. ~\ IT is related of Edward Hopkins, one of the early Governors of Connecticut...
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