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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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A History of the earth and animated nature v.2, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1852
...observed that the animals introduced in them seldom talked in character. " For instance," said be, " the fable of the little fishes who saw birds fly over their heads, and, envying them, petitioned to Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." Just...
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The Works of Washington Irving, Volume 11

Washington Irving - 1853
...peculiarities. Talking of fables, Goldsmith observed that the animals introduced in them seldom 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." Just then observing that Dr. Johnson was shaking...
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

John Forster - 1854
...Goldsmith, were together one day, when the latter 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," he continued, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." At this point he observed Johnson...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Collins, Thomas Gray, and Oliver ...

William Collins - 1854 - 166 pages
...was saying, one day, that he thought he could write a good fable, alluded to the simplicity which it requires, and observed that in most fables the animals...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill," he continued, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." At this, Johnson began to shake his...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With a Life and Notes, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854
...write a good fable : he mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires, and remarked, that in most fables, the animals introduced seldom...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds : the skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." While he indulged himself in these speculations,...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854 - 998 pages
...peculiarities. Talking of fables, Goldsmith observed that the auimi 's introduced in them seldom 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." Just then, observing that Dr. Johnson was shaking...
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Biographical sketch. Poetical extracts. Miscellaneous essays. From The bee ...

Washington Irving - 1858
...peculiarities. Talking of fables, Goldsmith observed that the animals introduced in them seldom talked in character. " For instance," said he, " the fable...fly over their heads, and, envying them, petitioned to Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." Just...
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COLINS, THOMAS GRAY AND OLIVER GOLDSMITH

EPES SARGENT - 1860
...was saying, one day, that he thought he could write a good fable, alluded to the simplicity which it requires, and observed that in most fables the animals...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill," he continued, " consists in making them talk like little fishes." At this, Johnson began to shake his...
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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...was in company with them one dav, when Goldsmith said, that he thought he could write a good fable, I would n intro1 I regretted that Dr. Johnson never took the trouble to study a question which interested nations....
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 24

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1862
...the truth of the remark, and said it was just аз casv as to write any thing else. Boswell instanced the fable of the little fishes who saw birds fly over their heads, and said "the sltill consisted in making them talk like littlo fishes, but if Dr. Johnson were to make...
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