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" For instance, (said he), the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill (continued he,) consists in making them talk like little fishes. "
The Calcutta Review - Page v
1849
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The life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1817
...instance, (said he,) the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds, The skill...consists in making them talk like little fishes." While be indulged himself, in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and laughing....
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Johnsoniana: From Boswell's Life of the Great Lexicographer and Moralist ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 355 pages
...instance," said he, " the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, -petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The...reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and langhing : upon which he smartly proceeded — " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell, John Sharpe - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birdsThe skill," continued he, " consists in making them talk...reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and langhing : upon which he smartly proceeded — " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and langhing : upon which he smartly proceeded — " Why, Dr. Johnson,...this is not' so easy as you seem to think ; for if yon were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." The English Rosclus having been...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...fanciful Гeveпe' be sb""sI Johnson shaking u ,nnghing. Upon which he smartly proceeded, s• Wb tbis is not so easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to The modes /hee taik, they would talk like WHALES." which men ^ t|)ough remarkable for his great variety...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill,'" continned he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes."...not so easy as you seem to think ; for if you were (o make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." The English Roscins having been mentioned,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1822
...instance, (said he), the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill...in making them talk like little fishes." While he in* dulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and laughing. Upon...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell, Alexander Chalmers - Authors, English - 1822
...instance, (said he), the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill...in making them talk like little fishes." While he indtilged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and laughing. Upon...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...instance, (said he,) the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envving them, d. Besides, nations may be said — if prowed, " Why, Dr. Johsson, this is not so easy as you seem to think ; fbr if you were to make little...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...he.) he fable of the little fishes, who saw bird ly over their heads, and envving them, >etitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill, (continued...reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and aushing. Upon which he smartly proceeded, " Why, Dr. Johsson, this is not ?o easy as you seem to think...
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