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" Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on. his hinder legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprized to find it done at all. "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ... - Page 285
by James Boswell - 1874
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Mary Is for Everyone

William McLoughlin, Jill Pinnock - Christian union - 1997 - 303 pages
...speak is heard as barking. Perhaps this parable was at the back of Samuel Johnson's mind when he said, 'A 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' (Johnson: Oxford Dictionary of Quotations). There is another understanding...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...playwright. "The Deserted Village," I. 1 79-1 80 (1 770). Referring to the village preacher. A woman 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. SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1709-1784) British author, lexicographer. Quoted...
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Skeptic in the House of God

James L. Kelley - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 171 pages
...be willing to teach "The Sting of Death" next spring? "Sure," I said. Ghapter 12 Women at St. Mark's Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well, butyou are surprised to see it done at all. —Samuel Johnson, quoted by James Boswell, Tour to the...
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A Neutral Being Between the Sexes: Samuel Johnson's Sexual Politics

Kathleen Nulton Kemmerer - Literary Collections - 1998 - 155 pages
...three-sentence paragraph in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson for the year 1763: The next day, Sunday, July 31,1 told him I had been that morning at a meeting of the...well; but you are surprized to find it done at all' (Life 1: 463). ' This anecdote and others like it, presented bare of the rich context of tone and setting...
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Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders

Don Herzog - History - 2000 - 560 pages
...Boswell's witnessing a woman preaching at a Quaker meeting, Johnson let fly another immortal barb: "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking...done well; but you are surprized to find it done at all."34 Women in politics promoted the reign of petty interests or worse yet personal favoritism, charged...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England. 5082 Boswell - Life an, surprised to find it done at all. 5083 Boswell -Life Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable...
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With Her Own Eyes: The Story of Julia Smith, Her Life, and Her Bible

Emily Sampson - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 209 pages
...century earlier when he commented on a similar intrusion into the male-dominated ecclesiastical world: "A 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."14 Her years of work were met with polite, perhaps surprised, silence....
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The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf

Sellers Susan, Sue Roe, Susan Sellers, Sue Roe, Dpa - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 286 pages
...Sisters (1914) also plays the piano both to challenge her father and to release her own frustrations. 30 'Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking...his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.' See Boswell's Life of Johnson, 1787 (repr. Oxford University Press,...
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The Ultimate Dog Quiz Book

Pets - 2000 - 189 pages
...Which breed was she describing? 1343. In which Canterbury Tale, are Spaniels mentioned? 1344. Who wrote "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking...his hinder legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all"? 1345. What was the name of Abram V Courtney's faithful dog who acted...
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Fair Game?: The Use of Standardized Admissions Tests in Higher Education

Rebecca Zwick - Education - 2002 - 228 pages
...of his ability, but because he is able and a Jew."13 (This sounds a lot like Samuel Johnson's quip: "A 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") And finally, American intelligence was expected to deteriorate rapidly...
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