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" Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all. "
Proverbs, Maxims, and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and ... - Page 476
1887 - 602 pages
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The Blue and Gold, Volume 16

1889 - 352 pages
...being he included woman." C — ALC w — L. — " Kir, a woman preaching is like a dog walking on its hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all." R — K M. DB — s. — " You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage." N EF...
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Journal: Appendix. Reports

California. Legislature - 1874 - 556 pages
...clever than other people?" Gruff 0¡, Sam Johnson most migallantly remarked that "woman's preaching} like a dog's walking on his hind legs; it is not done well, but you ar. surprised to find it done at all." And so very likely the above questioi is engendered of the surprise...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 890 pages
...and vice, why, sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons. Ibid. An. 1763. Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs....well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all. Ibid. An. 1763. A very unclubable man. ibid. An. 1764. That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea,...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1876 - 472 pages
...Christ."3 If we speak to him of a Quaker's meeting, and of a woman preaching, he will tell us that "a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs;...done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all."4 He is a Conservative, and does not fear being considered antiquated. He went at one o'clock...
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The Works of Sir Henry Taylor, Issue 73, Volume 5

Sir Henry Taylor - 1878 - 378 pages
...the ' Saint Graal. ' not find favour with Dr. Johnson, — "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all" But in Johnson's time learned or cultivated women were much more rare than they are now; and they are...
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 346 pages
...morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. Johnson: "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his...but you are surprised to find it done at all."— Boswell. " Hume and other sceptical innovators are vain men, and will gratify themselves at any expense....
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Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 348 pages
...morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. Johnson: "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his...done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."—Moswell. " Hume and other sceptical innovators are vain men, and will gratify themselves at...
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Patchwork

Frederick Locker-Lampson - 1879 - 254 pages
...first, but in the meantime your breech is cold.' WOMEN PREACHING. ' Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs ; it is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.' Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). SOCIAL RANK. Boswell—' 1 consider distinction of rank to be of so much...
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Patchwork

Frederick Locker-Lampson - 1879 - 254 pages
...first, but in the meantime your breech is cold.' WOMEN PREACHING. ' Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog walking on his hind legs ; it is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.' Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). SOCIAL RANK. Bosivell — ' I consider distinction of rank to be of so...
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The Southern Review, Volume 5

1869 - 518 pages
...Eckermann's Convertatiom with Goethe. ' ' Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his bind legs It is not done well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all.' — Dr. woman has been the storehouse, the supplying fountain ; of it she has drunk most deeply, most...
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