Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - 1837 - 550 pages
...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...
Full view - About this book

The life of Oliver Goldsmith, 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...
Full view - About this book

The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 1

1837
...the animals which are introduced seldom talk in character. For instance, he continued, the fable of little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads...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...
Full view - About this book

Physic and Physicians: A Medical Sketch Book, Exhibiting the ..., Volume 1

Forbes Winslow - 1839
...he thought he could write a fable, and stating the simplicity which that kind of writing required, observed that in most fables the animals introduced...instance," said he, " the fable of the little fishes who said, birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The...
Full view - About this book

Physic and Physicians: A Medical Sketch Book, Exhibiting the ..., Volume 1

Forbes Winslow - 1839
...introduced seldom talk in character. " For instance," said he," the fable of the little fishes who said, birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consisted in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged this idea, which it may be regretted...
Full view - About this book

The Christian Examiner and General Review: 1828, Volume 5

Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware - 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...
Full view - About this book

The Life of Samuel Johnson: LL. D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1844
...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...requires, and observed, that in most fables the animals introduc d seldom talk in character. " For instance," said he, " the fable of the little fishes, who...
Full view - About this book

Medical Times, Volume 11

1845
...that he thought he could write a fable, stating the simplicity which that kind of writing required, he observed that in most fables the animals introduced seldom talk in character. "Fininstance ; the fable of the little fishes, who said, birds fly over their heads, and envying them,...
Full view - About this book

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1846
...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 never took the trouble to study a question which interested nations....
Full view - About this book

The Churchman's companion, Volumes 11-12

...Once, speaking of fables, Goldsmith observed that the animals mentioned in them scarcely ever talked in character. "For instance," said he, "the fable...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." At this Johnson laughed most immoderately ; whereupon...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF