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" Well, let me tell you, (said Goldsmith), when my tailor brought home my bloomcoloured coat, he said, ' Sir, I have a favour to beg of you. When any body asks you who made your clothes, be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane. "
The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources - Page 365
by Sir James Prior - 1837 - 550 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 554 pages
...Water-lane." JoHNSON.. " Why, Sir, that was becaufe he knew the ftrange colour would attract crouds to gaze at it, and thus they might hear of him, and fee how well he could make a coat even of fo abfurd a colour." After dinner, our converfation firft...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 464 pages
...Water-lane." — JOHNSON. "Why, Sir, that was becaufe he knew the ftrange colour would attract erowds to gaze at it, and thus they might hear of him, and fee how well he could make a coat even of fo abfurd .a colour." Johnfon had called twice on the Bifhop...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800 - 502 pages
...who made it. ' ' Why (said Johnson) that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crouds to gaze at it, and thus they might hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour.' By such frivolities did the author of the Deserted Village, of the Vicar...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807 - 228 pages
...who made your clothes, be pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane."—JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the strange colour...hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour." Johnson had called twice on the Bishop of Killaloe before his Lordship...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807 - 514 pages
...Water-lane.' JOHNSON. ^^ " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the strange colgo, our would attract crouds to gaze at it, and thus they might hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour." After dinner our conversation first turned upon Pope. Johnson said, his...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 508 pages
...Water-lane.' JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, that was because he knew the strange colour would attract crouds to gaze at it, and thus they might hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour." After dinner our conversation first turned upon Pope. Johnson said, his...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 466 pages
...ill drest," " Well, let me tell you, (said Goldsmith,) when my taylor brought home my bloom-culoured coat, he said, ' Sir, I have a favour to beg of you....hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour." After dinner our conversation first turned upon Pope. Johnson said, his...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 678 pages
...am talking of being well or ill drest." — " Well, let me tell you (said Goldsmith) when my taylor brought home my bloom-coloured coat, he said, Sir,...hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour." Johnson had called twice, on the Bishop of Killaloe before his Lordship...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 372 pages
...pleased to mention John Filby, at the Harrow, in Water-lane.' " JOHNSON. " Why, sir, that was becanse he knew the strange colour would attract crowds to...hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour." One day, at sir Joshua's table, when it was related, that Mrs. Montague,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
..."Why, Sir, that was becanse he knew the strtuige colour would attract crowds to gaze at it, and thns they might hear of him, and see how well he could make a coat even of so absurd a colour." After dinner our conversation first turned upon Pope. Johnson said, his...
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