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" There are men whose powers operate only at leisure and in retirement, and whose intellectual vigour deserts them in conversation ; whom merriment confuses, and objection disconcerts : whose bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to... "
Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right ... - Page 176
by William O'Regan - 1817 - 315 pages
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...thgm not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character make? them unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 pages
...speak till the time of speaking is past; or whose attention to their own character makes them uuwilling to utter at hazard what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled. Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered and cannot be recalled." f The tendency, however, of scholastic disputations to cure these defects, it must not be forgotten,...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...what has not been considered and cannot be recalled." f The tendency, however, of scholastic disputations to cure these defects, it must not be forgotten,...
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Life of Dr. Adam Smith

William Draper - 1830 - 32 pages
...till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes thenvunwilling to utter at hazard what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled."" The light in which the characteristic quality of his mind was regarded by his friends may be partly...
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Lives of Eminent Persons

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1833 - 571 pages
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them...has not been considered, and cannot be recalled."* The light in which the characteristic quality of his mind was regarded by his friends maybe partly...
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Lives of eminent persons; consisting of Galileo, Kepler

Lives - 1833
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them,...has not been considered, and cannot be recalled."* The light in which the characteristic quality of his mind was regarded by his friends may be partly...
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Lives of Eminent Persons

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1833 - 571 pages
...till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them_unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled."* The light in which the characteristic quality of his mind was regarded by his friends may be partly...
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Lives of Eminent Persons: Consisting of Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Mahomet ...

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1833 - 571 pages
...till the time of speaking is past ; or whose attention to their own character makes them_unwilling to utter at hazard what has not been considered, and cannot be recalled."" The light in which the characteristic quality of his mind was regarded by his friends may be partly...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...bashfulness restrains their exertion, and "> suffers them not to speak till the time of speaking iť past; or ties, if an estimate be made from his leuers,,an opinion too favourable Of Dryden's sluggishness in conversation it is vain to search or to guess the cause. He certainly wanted...
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