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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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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...he thought he could write a good fable, avoiding the common error of making the animals talk out of character. " For instance," said he, " the fable of...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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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...one day, when Goldsmith sat. that he thought he could write a good fable, mentioned the simpi: city which that kind of composition requires, and observed,...(said he,) the fable of the little fishes, who saw biro; fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to k changed into birds. The skill...
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Short stories for school and home reading

Short stories - 1876
...and Goldsmith were together one day, when the latter said he thought he could write a good fable. He 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 ho observed Johnson...
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

John Forster - 1877 - 472 pages
...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...character. " For instance," said he, " the fable of tho little fishes who saw birds fly over their heads, " and, envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be...
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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
...repartee. The talk had run upon fable -writing, and Goldsmith observed that in most fables the animals seldom talk in character. "For instance," said he, "the fable of the little fishes, who petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds — the skill consists in making them talk like little...
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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1881
...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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1881 - 695 pages
...talk with Johnson and Reynolds, spoke of the difficulty of faiile-writing, and gave as an instance " the fable of the little fishes who saw birds fly over...them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds." While he was dilating on this and pointing out very earnestly that the skill consisted in "making them...
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Complete Works, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1882
...observed that the animals introduced in them seldom talked in character. " For instance," said he, l; the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly...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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Mahomet and his successors

Washington Irving - 1882
...that the animals introduced in them seldom talked in character. " For instance," said he, " the table of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their...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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Churchman, Volume 7

1883
...Johnson, and Goldsmith were together one day, when the latter said he could write a very good fable : mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition...that in most fables the animals introduced seldom talked in character. " For instance, " said he, " the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly...
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