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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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Introduction to English Literature: Including a Number of Classic Works ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1894 - 633 pages
...Goldsmith remarked that the animals introduced seldom talked in character. " For instance," he said, " take the fable of the little fishes who saw birds fly over...them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. lng by Sir Joihun Roynold.. London. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." Dr....
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Some of Our English Poets

Charles Dent Bell - 1895 - 280 pages
...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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A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1899 - 697 pages
...Goldsmith remarked that the animals introduced seldom talked in character. " For instance," he said, " take the fable of the little fishes who saw birds fly over...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." Dr. Johnson took exception to the remark. "Ah, Doctor,"...
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Pozy, Volume 2

Everhardus Johannes Potgieter - 1899
...he could write a good fable; „mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requirea ; „and observed that in most fables the animals introduced...he, „the fable of the little fishes „„who saw birda flying over their heads, and envying them peti„„tioned Ju pi ter to be changed into birda....
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1900
...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 Life of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - 1903 - 460 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...instance," said he, " the fable of the little fishes THE DESERTED PILLAGE 341 who saw birds fly high over their heads, and, envying them, petitioned Jupiter...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 pages
...Goldsmith remarked that the animals introduced seldom talked in character. " For instance," he said, "take the fable of the little fishes who saw birds fly over...petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." Dr. Johnson took exception to the remark. " Ah, Doctor,"...
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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1906 - 700 pages
...character. " For instance," he said, " take the fable of the little fishes who saw birds fly ver their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill consists in making them talk like little fishes." Dr. Johnson took exception to the remark. " Ah, Doctor,"...
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The Works of Washington Irving: Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1907
...peculiarities. Talking >f fables, Goldsmith observed that the animals introluced in them seldom talked in character. "For instance," said he, " the fable of the little fishes, who saw * The following is given by Boswell, as an instance of robust sophistry : — " Once, when I was pressing...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 2008 - 1024 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...their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to changed into birds. The skill (continued he), consists in making them talk like little fishes.' While...
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