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" I have no thirst to know the rest of my contemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith, though the latter changeling has had bright gleams of parts, and the former had sense, till he changed it for words, and sold... "
Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc - Page 18
edited by - 1819
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...rest of my contemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith ; though the latter changeling has had bright gleams...Recollect that I have seen Pope and lived with Gray.' * Johnson is thus mentioned by Mrs. Sheridan in a letter dated, Blois, Nov. 16, 1743, according to...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...rest of my contemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith ; though the latter changeling has had bright gleams...Recollect that I have seen Pope and lived with Gray.' ' Johnson is thus mentioned by Mrs. Sheridan in a letter dated. Blois, Nov. 16, 1743, according to...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 40

1812 - 702 pages
...reit of my contemporaries, from the abfurd bombaft of Dr. Johnfon, down to the filly Dr. Goldfmith, though the latter changeling has had bright gleams of parts, and the former had fenfe, till he changed it for words, and fold it for jpenfton Don't think me fcornful. Recolleft I...
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The Port Folio

1813 - 716 pages
...rest of my eontemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson, down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith, though the latter changeling has had bright gleams...former had sense, till he changed it for words, and s»ld it for a pension. Don't think me scornful. Recollect that I have seen Pope, and lived with Gray!...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

1820 - 848 pages
...rest of my cotemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to -the silly Dr. Goldsmith ; though the latter changeling has had bright gleams...Recollect that I have seen Pope, and lived with Gray. s***•.* From Berkeley castle I went to Thornbury, of which the ruins are half ruined. -It would have...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - 1831 - 600 pages
...the rest of my cotemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith. Though the latter changeling has ' had bright gleams...changed it for ' words and sold it for a pension.", — 27 April, 1773- The expression is smart and epigrammatic, but has, as relates to Johnson, little...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1831 - 570 pages
...absurd bombast of Dr. " Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith. Though the latter changeling has a had bright gleams of parts, and the former had sense...changed it for " words and sold it for a pension." — 27 April, 1773- The expression is smart and epigrammatic, but has, as relates to Johnson, little...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835 - 590 pages
...the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith. Though the latter changeling hag had bright gleams of parts, and the former had sense till he changed it for words and sold it tin a pension." — 27 April, 1773. The expression is smart and epigrammatic, but has, as. relates...
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The Correspondence of Horace Walpole, with George Montagu, Esq., [and Others ...

Horace Walpole - 1837 - 508 pages
...rest of my contemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith ; though the latter changeling has had bright gleams...that I have seen Pope, and lived with Gray. Adieu ! Yours ever. PS Mr. Essex has shewn me a charming drawing, from a charming round window at Lincoln....
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Correspondence ... with George Montagu ... hon. H.S. Conway [and ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1837 - 506 pages
...rest of my contemporaries, from the absurd bombast of Dr. Johnson down to the silly Dr. Goldsmith ; though the latter changeling has had bright gleams...that I have seen Pope, and lived with Gray. Adieu ! Yours ever, PS Mr. Essex has shewn me a charming drawing, from a charming round window at Lincoln....
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