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" that the size of a man's understanding might always be justly measured by his mirth; " and his own was never contemptible. He would laugh at a stroke of genuine humour, or sudden sally of odd absurdity, as heartily and freely as I ever yet saw any man... "
Annual Register - Página 283
1788
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Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: During the Last Twenty Years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1786 - 306 páginas
...when perhaps the elevation of the thought would have been disgraced by a drefs lefs fuperb. He tifed to fay, " that the fize of a man's underftanding might...freely as I ever yet faw any man ; and though the jeft was often fuch as few felt befides himfelf, yet his laugh. was irrefiftible, and was obferved...
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Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: During the Last Twenty Years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1786 - 306 páginas
...perhaps the elevation of the thought would have been difgraced by a drefs lefs fuperb. He ufed to fay, ct that the fize of a man's underftanding might always...freely as I ever yet faw any man ; and though the jeft was often fuch as few felt befides himfelf, yet his laugh was irrefiftible, and was obferved immediately...
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Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: During the Last Twenty Years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1786 - 306 páginas
...have been difgraced by a drefs lefs fuperb. He ufed to fay, " that the fize of a man's imderftanding might always be juftly meafured by his mirth ;" and...freely as I ever yet faw any man ; and though the jeft was often fuch as few felt befides himfelf, yet ;his laugh was irrefiftible, and was obferved...
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Annual Register, Volumen28

Edmund Burke - 1788
...lefs fuperb. He ufed to fay, " that the fize of a man's underftanding might always be juftly rneafured by his mirth;" and his own was never contemptible....odd abfurdity, as heartily and freely as I ever yet law any mas, and though the je!t was often fuch as few felt beñdes himfelf, yet his laugh was irrefiftible,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volumen8

1791
...meaning as clearly, or when perhaps the elevation of the thought would have been difgraced by a drefs lefs fuperb. He ufed to fay, " that the fize of a...freely as I ever yet faw any man ; and though the jeft was often fuch as few felt befides himfelf, yet his laugh was irrefiftible, and was obferved immediately...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...superb. He used -to say, " that the size of a man's, understanding might always be justly measured by his mirth ;" and his own was never contemptible. He would laugh at a stroke of genuine humour, or sudden sally of odd absurdity, as heartily and freely as I ever yet saw...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 páginas
...less superb. He used t« say, ' that the size of a man's understanding might always be justly measured by his mirth ;" and his own was never contemptible. He would laugh at a stroke of genuine humour, or sudden sally of odd absurdity, as heartily and freely as I ever yet saw...
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Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1826 - 237 páginas
...less superb. He used to say, " that the size of a man's understanding might always be justly measured by his mirth; " and his own was never contemptible. He would laugh at a stroke of genuine humour, or sudden sally of odd absurdity, as heartily and freely as I ever yet saw...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...less superb. He used to say, that " the size of a man's understanding might always be justly measured by his mirth;" and his own was never contemptible. He would laugh at a stroke of genuine humour, or sudden sally of odd absurdity, as heartily and freely as I ever yet saw...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

John Wilson Croker - 1836
...less superb. He used to say, that " the size of a man's understanding might always be justly measured by his mirth ; " and his own was never contemptible. He would laugh at a stroke of genuine humour, or sudden sally of odd Iibsurdity, as heartily and freely as I ever yet saw...
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