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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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Dictionary of Quotations: (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - 1897 - 526 pages
...shallower brain." TENNYSON. Locksley HalL ' Woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprised to find it done at alL" BOSWELL. Life of Johnson (Dr. Johnson), Fitzgerald's Ed., VoL I., p. 285. " Women and men of wit are...
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The Love Affairs of Some Famous Men: By the Author of 'How to be Happy ...

Edward John Hardy - 1897 - 376 pages
...say, compared with excellence, nothing ; but very well for the person who wrote them." He said that a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not well done, but you are surprised to find it done at all. He would not admit that women excelled, even...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: Synopses of books. General index

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne, George Henry Warner - 1898 - 720 pages
...been at a meeting of the people called (┬┐uakers, where I had heard a woman preach. Johnson: ' Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his...well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.'┬╗ The best-known edition is Croker's, upon which Macaulay poured out the vials of his wrath ; but the...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1899 - 346 pages
...considering which of two things you should teach your child first, another boy has learnt them both. Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his...legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to see it done at all. A gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage married immediately after his...
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Samuel Johnson

Elbert Hubbard - 1899 - 58 pages
...in grim, cold silence and then exclaimed, " Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on its hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all." One of theleadingencyclopedias,! see,says," Dr. Johnson was one of the greatest conversationalists...
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Woman and the Wits: Epigrams on Woman, Love and Beauty

G. F. Monkshood - 1900 - 202 pages
...Women have the genius of charity. A man gives but his gold; a woman adds to it her sympathy. Legouvt. A woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his...you are surprised to find it done at all. Johnson. The only way to get the upper hand of a woman, is to be more woman than she is herself. Anonymous....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 928 pages
...morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. JOHNSON : " Sir, m mere wantonness of appetite, he steals privately...chambermaid. Sir, a wife ought not greatly to resent this. I 5th), Dr Johnson did me the honour to pass a part of the morning with me at my chambers. He said, "that...
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English Men of Letters: Pope, by Leslie Stephen, 1900; Johnson by Leslie ...

1900 - 674 pages
...Boswell told Johnson that he had heard a Quaker woman preach. " A woman's preaching," said Johnson, " is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not...well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all." So friendly had the pair become, that when Boswell left England to continue his studies at Utrecht,...
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The Essentials of the English Sentence

Elias J. MacEwan - 1900 - 330 pages
...last. 8. Time flies, death urges, knells call, heaven invites, Hell threatens ; be timely wise. 9. Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs : it is not well done ; but you are surprised to find it done at all. 10. Go, poor devil, get thee gone; why should...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1901 - 540 pages
...called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. JOHNSON. " Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dogVt walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprised j to find it done at all." On Tuesday, August 2, (the day of my departure from London having been fixed...
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