ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members, took forty years to compile their Dictionary. British Almanac and Companion - Page 71850Full view - About this book
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| James Boswell - 1807
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| James Boswell - 1817 - 470 pages
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| James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
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| James Boswell - 1820 - 372 pages
..." But, sir, how can you do this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it **in three years." ADAMS. " But the French Academy,...hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to** aFrenchman." With, so much, ease and pleasantry could he talk of that prodigious labour which he had... | |
| James Boswell - 1820 - 382 pages
...this in three years ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years." ADAMS. " Bat **the French Academy, which consists of forty members,...forty times forty is sixteen hundred : as three to** iixteen hundred, so is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman." With so much ease and pleasantry... | |
| James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
...ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it **in three years ? ADAMS But the French Academy, which...forty years to compile their Dictionary. JOHNSON. Sir,** thns it it. This is the proportion. Let me see : forty times forty is sixteen hundred. As three to... | |
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