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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 Christian Examiner, Volume 5

Theology - 1828
...talk like little fishes." While he was indulging himself in this fanciful reverie he observed Jobnson shaking his sides and laughing. Upon which he smartly...easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make the little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." ' * Goldsmith, in this remark, has hit what is...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1833 - 566 pages
...— BOBWF.LU 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 lie indulged himself in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides, and laughing....
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The Church of England quarterly review

1837
...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 he indulged himself," says Boswell, " in this fanciful reverie, he observed Johnson shaking his sides and laughing ; —upon...
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The Christian Examiner and General Review, Volume 5

Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware - 1828
...changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he was indulging himself in this fanciful reverie he observed Johnson...easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make the little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." ' * Goldsmith, in this remark, has hit what is...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Biography - 1846
...heads, and, envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into bird*. The skill (continued he) coiuusto in making them talk like little fishes." While he...Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think; lor if you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk Like WHALES." Johnson, though remarkable...
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The Churchman's companion, Volumes 11-12

...them talk like little fishes." At this Johnson laughed most immoderately ; whereupon Goldsmith said, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make litde fishes talk, they would talk like whales." * EASTER THOUGHTS. AT last Easter-day has come. We...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1851
...protest.—BOSWELL. "the fable of the little fishes, who saw hirds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill,"...this is not so easy as you seem to think ; for if yon were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like WHALES." Johnson, though remarkable for his...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES

LORD MAHON - 1853
...chanced to be discussing the composition of fables, Goldsmith cried, with equal truth and aptness, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you " seem to think; for, if you had to write a fable upon " fishes, you would make all your little fishes talk like whales!"* As...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...chanced to be discussing the composition of fables, Goldsmith cried, with equal truth and aptness, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you " seem to think ; for, if you had to write a fable upon " fishes, you would make all your little fishes talk like "whales!"* As poets...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With a Life and Notes, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854
...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 he indulged himself in these speculations, he observed Johnson shaking his sides with laughter ; upon which he smartly proceeded,...
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