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" 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 ht;, " consists in making them talk like little fishes. "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 73
by James Boswell - 1807
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...was in company with them one day, when Goldsmith said, that be thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and observed, that in most fablea the animals introduced seldom talk in character. " For instance, (said he,) the fable of the...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...was in company with them one day, when Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition...envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birdsThe skill," continued he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...was in company with them one day, when Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill,'" continned he, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in this...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...was in company with them one day, when Goldsmith said, that be thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition...character. " For instance," said he, " the fable of the 31 I regretted that Dr. Johnson never took the trouble to study a question which interested nations....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
...was in company with them one day, when Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, e, envving them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill, (continued he,) consists in making...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...Goldsmith said, that he bought he could write a good fable, menioned the simplicity which that kind ot composition requires, and observed, that in most fables the animals introduced seldom alk in character. " For instance, (said he.) he fable of the little fishes, who saw bird« ly over...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 5

1828
...errors. ' Goldsmith,' we are told by Boswell, ' said, that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he was indulging himself in this fanciful reverie...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...was in company with them one day, when Goldsmith said that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition...seldom talk in character. " For instance (said he), 1 I regretted that Dr. Johnson nerer took the trouble to study a question which interested nations....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...was in company with them one day, when Goldsmith said that he thought he could write a good fable, cher is as common there as any other butcher; and that when he walks abroad all the d , 1 I regretted that Dr. Johnson never took the trouble to study a question which interested nations....
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - 1837
...thought he could write a good fable and stating the simplicity which that kind of composition required, observed that in most fables the animals introduced...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged this idea -which it may be regretted...
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