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" Johnson having now explicitly avowed his opinion of Lord Chesterfield, did not refrain from expressing himself concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom: 'This man (said he) I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Сторінка 253
автори: James Boswell - 1831
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Ancient, Curious and Famous Wills

Virgil McClure Harris - 1911 - 472 стор.
...that I did not mind what he said or wrote, and that I had done with him." And, he added, "This man, I thought had been a lord among wits, but I find, he is only a wit among lords." The letter follows : "To THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD "February 7, 1755. "My LORD,...
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Practical English Composition, Книга 3

Edwin Lillie Miller - 1920
...rivers wide. — MILTON. For we that live to please must please to live. — SAMUEL JOHNSON. This man, I thought, had been a lord among wits, but I find he is only a wit among lords. — SAMUEL JOHNSON. A climax is a kind of double or triple antithesis. In Greek, climax means "ladder."...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 стор.
...observed, was one of those happy turns for which he was so remarkably ready. I7Ml JOHNSON VISITS OXFORD 67 Johnson having now explicitly avowed his opinion of...concerning that nobleman with pointed freedom: 'This man (said-fee) I thought-had been-«~Lord -among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit anooeg_Lords ! ' And...
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Junior High School English, Книга 3

Richard Lanning Sandwick - 1920
...and preserving parallel expression to make the contrast more apparent. Example: I thought this man had been a lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among lords. In this sentence I find parallels / thought; and a wit among lords parallels a lord among wits. Here...
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Boswell's Johnson: The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1923 - 343 стор.
...so much exultation, "My Lord, "Your Lordship's most humble "Most obedient servant, "SAM. JOHNSON." Johnson having now explicitly avowed his opinion of...published, he observed, that "they teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing-master." Dr. Johnson's Pension 1762 The accession of George the...
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Doctor Johnson: A Play

Alfred Edward Newton - 1923 - 120 стор.
...it; till I am solitary and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it. I once thought him a Lord among wits, but I find he is only a wit among Lords. The chief glory of a nation is its people, and to them I shall dedicate my work. Mr. BOSWELL. Mr. BOSWELL....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 стор.
...patroD, but publicly expressed his opinion of him with pointed severity. " This man," he used to say, " I thought, had been a lord among wits, but I find he is only a wit among lords." When the " Letters to his Son " appeared, many years afterwards, * he observed, with more justice,...
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The Craft of Criticism

Allan Rodway - 1982 - 192 стор.
...two plain antitheses. Dr Johnson's remark on Lord Chesterfield is an example of chiasmus: 'This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords.' His epigram: 'Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich' indicates why antithesis is sometimes...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 стор.
...Chesterfield's Letters to His Son. Of Chesterfield — Johnson's erratic patron — he remarked, "This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords." Corruption 1 O Rose, thou art sick! The invisible worm That flies in the night, In the howling storm,...
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Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches

Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., Robert C. Leitz, Jesse S. Crisler - 2001 - 636 стор.
...from that of Johnson, who expressed his opinion of him freely. "I thought," he said, "that this man had been a Lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among lords"; and of Chesterfield's famous letters he said that they taught the morals of a harlot and the manners of...
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