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" The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased — and it is very difficult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting... "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Seite 401
herausgegeben von - 1829
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The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev ..., Band 6

Harry Thurston Peck - 1898
...at Fitznerbert's, and assumed his most ursine manner; but it was no use: "I was obliged," he says, "to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back...and fairly laugh it out. Sir, he was irresistible. " His plays, four of the best of which are An Auction of Pictures; The Minor; The Liar; and The Mayor...
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Edwin Booth and His Contemporaries, Band 1

Brander Matthews, Laurence Hutton - 1900
...was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased : and it is very difficult to please a man against his will....obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, sir, he was irresistible. He upon one occasion experienced,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 Seiten
...was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased : and ther states than our own. You do not know what a Brahmin...this: every man has aright to utter what he thinks upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out No, Sir, he was irresistible.t He upon one occasion experienced,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1900
...Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased, and it is very difficult to please a man against his will....obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, Sir, he was irresistible.* He upon one occasion experienced,...
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The Age of Johnson (1748-1798)

Thomas Seccombe - 1902 - 366 Seiten
...first time I met him, having no good opinion of the fellow, I \vas resolved not to be pleased, and it is very difficult to please a man against his will....obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, sir, he was irresistible ! ' But it is generally admitted...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and ...

Robert Chambers - 1902
...caricatured him ; but when he met him at dinner, 'though he was resolved not to be pleased,' 'the dog was so upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out.' Of Foote's later and regular farces, The Minor — an unjustifiable...
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Life of Johnson, Band 2

James Boswell - 1904
...was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will....obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, Sir, he was irresistible 2. He upon one occasion experienced,...
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The Rivals

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - 1905 - 102 Seiten
...to be pleased with the comedian's conversation at dinner, found, nevertheless, that' "the dog was so comical that I was obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out." In the presence of Mrs. Malaprop, criticism has to lay down...
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Representative Biographies of English Men of Letters

Charles Townsend Copeland, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey - 1909 - 642 Seiten
...was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will....obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, Sir, he was irresistible.2 He upon one occasion experienced,...
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Wits, Beaux, and Beauties of the Georgian Era

John Fyvie - 1909 - 359 Seiten
...was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will....obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, sir, he was irresistible." The readiness of his repartee...
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