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" That is not quite true," said Johnson ; " I saved appearances tolerably well; but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it. "
The Living Age - Page 471
1908
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Bibliotheca Indica, Volume 141

1901 - 268 pages
...inconsistent. Moreover, as Dr. Johnson, when composing the Parliamentary Debates in a garret in Exeter Street, took care " that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it, "i so this zealous Jain has an evident leaning in all -doubtful cases towards the votaries of the...
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Some XVIII Century Men of Letters: Biographical Essays, Volume 2

Whitwell Elwin - 1902 - 616 pages
...contending parties, he answered, " That is not quite true. I saved appearances tolerably well, but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it."3 It would be impossible, however, from the debates themselves to discover his bias. Both sides...
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Alexander Pope

Leslie Stephen - 1902 - 724 pages
...his impartiality, Johnson replied, "That is not quite true; I saved appearances tolerably well, but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it." The speeches passed for a time as accurate ; though, in truth, it has been proved and it is easy...
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Studies of a Booklover

Thomas Marc Parrott - 1904 - 330 pages
...reason and eloquence, he answered: "That is not quite true. I saved appearances tolerably well; but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it." It was fortunate for Johnson in more ways than one that at the crisis of his life he boldly plunged...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 770 pages
...answered with charming frankness, " That is not quite true ; I saved appearances pretty well, but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it." * 276. A Satire. — In 1738 appeared a poem entitled "London," an imitation of the third satire...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905 - 582 pages
...16. p. 319. He might perhaps more justly have said with Johnson (Boswell's Johnson, i. 504) : — ' I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it.' ' In the list of subscribers are found the Libraries of ten Oxford Colleges, and the names of...
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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1906 - 764 pages
...answered with charming frankness, " That is not quite true ; I saved appearances pretty well, but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it." 276. A Satire. — In 1738 appeared a poem entitled " London," an imitation of the third satire...
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English History from the Norman Conquet to the Great Reform Bill

Roy Macgregor Grier, Francis Aidan Hibbert - 1908 - 450 pages
...CwenOT.) criticism were wholly mischievous. Dr. Johnson did not hesitate to own that, in his reports, he took care that the " Whig dogs should not have the best of the arguments." But it was commerce, which the policy of peace was intended s- colonial interests especially...
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Lord Glenesk and the "Morning Post"

Reginald Lucas - 1910 - 496 pages
...he made his famous avowal : ' That is not quite true, sir ; I saved appearances well enough ; but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it.' " Cave, the editor, would get access to the galleries by the aid of some member; then, with such...
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Parliament: Its History, Constitution and Practice

Courtenay Ilbert - 1911 - 268 pages
...to both parties. "That is not quite true," said Johnson. "I saved appearances tolerably well, but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it." The account of this famous conversation was not published until at least nineteen years after...
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