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" Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment. "
A History of English Prose Fiction from Sir Thomas Malory to George Eliot - Page 202
by Bayard Tuckerman - 1882 - 331 pages
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A Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century: Part the First in ..., Volume 2

Samuel Miller - 1805
...any other author in this * Dr. Johnson, once in conversation with Mr. Thomas Erskine, •aid, " Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story your...read him for the sentiment, and consider the story •s only giving occasion to the sentiment." t Richardson used to say, that had he not known who Fielding...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807
...never read ' Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." — I have already given my opinion of Fielding ; but I cannot refrain from repeating here my wonder...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...read ' Joseph, Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang your5 [Johnson's severity against Fielding did not arise from any viciousness in his style, but from...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...never read ' Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedious. JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...story as only giving occasion to the sentiment."— I have already given my opinion of Fielding; but I cannot refrain from repeating here my wonder at...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 15

1824
...reply to the observations of the Honourable Thomas Krskine, that Richardson was tedious — ' Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...read him for the sentiment, and consider the story only as giving occasion to the sentiment.' Were we to translate the controversy into plain language,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...never read Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." A book of travels, lately published under the title of Coriat Junior, and written by Mr. Paterson,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Kichardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richard. son for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted,...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." A book of travels, lately published under the title of Coriat Junior, and written by Mr. Paterson,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...never read ' Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedions. JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you ronst read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to theientiment."...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...never read Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...impatience would be so much fretted, that you would bang yourself: but, you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...never read Joseph Andrews." ERSKINE. " Surely, sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your...the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment." A book of travels, lately published under the title of Coriat Junior, and written by Mr. Paterson,...
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