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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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History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of ..., Volume 6

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1858
...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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Papers on popular education and school-keeping

Robert Joseph Sullivan - Education, Elementary - 1863 - 252 pages
...be changed into birds. The ski]],' continued he, 'consists in making them talk like little fithes: While he indulged himself in this fanciful reverie,...easy as you seem to think ; for if you were to make littie Jishet talk, they would talk like WHALES.' "* Now, to apply this illustration to the rule before...
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John Heywood's new code readers. Standard 1-3, 5, 6

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1872
...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,"...proceeded, " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as yoti seem to think ; for if you were to make little fishes talk they would talk like WHALES." The custom...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1873 - 560 pages
...over their heads, and, envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill,' contimmd lief of them is adverse to the opinion of the c .ч...whether departed spirits ever have the power of mak procceded, ' Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you scem to think ; for if you were to make little...
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A Practical and Critical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1874 - 312 pages
...selfishness clinging as it does to the inmost core of our being is the besetting sin of the world. Why Dr Johnson this is not so easy as you seem to think for if you were to make little fishes talk you would make them talk like whales. [III.] Every thing grows old every thing passes away every thing...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...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." [The Doctor had been all this while sitting shaking his sides and laughing.] " Why, Dr. Johnson, this...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - Authors, English - 1874 - 441 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 skill,"...consists in making them talk like little fishes." [The Doctor had been all this while sitting shaking his sides and laughing.] "Why, Dr. Johnson, this...
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Samuel Johnson

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1878 - 195 pages
...Goldsmith admired the skill with which the little fishes in the fable were made to talk in character. " Why, Dr. Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think," was the retort, " for if you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales." In spite...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 pages
...and to shake with laughter; when Goldsmith broke in upon his entertainment by saying, " Why, Doctor Johnson, this is not so easy as you seem to think;...were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales."—Editor. Sir Joshua Reynolds once asked him by what means he had attained his extraordinary...
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1879 - 288 pages
...II.] The buds spread into leaves and the blossoms swell to fruits but they know not how they grow. Why Dr. Johnson this is not so easy as you seem to think for if you were to make little fishes talk you would make them talk like whales. [ III.] Every thing grows old every thing passes away every thing...
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