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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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The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings

Olaudah Equiano - Fiction - 2003 - 393 pages
...famous episode recorded by James Boswell (1740-1795) in 1763 in his Life of Johnson (London, 1791): Next day, Sunday, July 31, I told him I had been that...well; but you are surprized to find it done at all." The egalitarian Quakers did not recognize an authority standing between the believer and God, and thus...
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Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking ...

Vincent Carretta - Literary Criticism
...James Boswell in 1763 in his Life of Johnson (London, 1791):"Next day, Sunday, July 31,1 told him 1 had been that morning at a meeting of the people called...well; but you are surprized to find it done at all.'" The egalitarian Quakers did not recognize an authority standing between the believer and God, and thus...
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The Souls of Venice

Janet Sethre - History - 2003 - 232 pages
...potent word of preacher. In any such endeavor, he said, the woman is going against her own nature: "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking...well; but you are surprized to find it done at all" (James Boswell, Life of Johnson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977, p. 327). The fact that the...
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A Game for Rough Girls?: A History of Women's Football in Britain

Jean Williams - Social Science - 2003 - 219 pages
...Bromhorough: Lechlade Press 199t. 5 Brian Glanville referring to Dr Johnson's comments ahout women preaching. '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' in Boswell Life Vol. 1 cited in Sue Lopez Women on the Ball London:...
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Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History

William Safire - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 1157 pages
...REMARK REPORTED BY JAMES BOSWELL but HO longer often quoted in full, Samuel Johnson said, "Sir, 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." This address by Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning on the independent...
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Religion in History: Conflict, Conversion and Coexistence

John Wolffe - Religion - 2004 - 335 pages
...Spectator. 23 Novemher 1985. reproduced with the permission of Nicholas Garland and The Spectator. '... a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well, hut you are surprised to find it done at all ' Samuel Johnson. 1 763. Its first aim was 'to combat...
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Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-made Man

Vincent Carretta - Social Science - 2005 - 436 pages
...Boswell recorded a similar experience in 1763: "Next day, Sunday, July 31, 1 told [Samuel Johnson] I had been that morning at a meeting of the people...well; but you are surprized to find it done at all.' " ' Unlike the established Church of England and Roman Catholicism, with their elaborately structured...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - Social Science - 2006 - 240 pages
...a freelance TV producer, Miss Richman was making £15,000 a year when she made the remark in 1968. Sir, 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. SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1763 This famous remark by Johnson did not spring...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) (entry for 21 July 1763) 56 [Of a female Quaker:] y, NY, 24 Oct. 1952 George Frederick Handel German-born surprised to find it done at all. Quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) (entry...
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Das eigene und das fremde Leben: biographische Identitätsentwürfe in der ...

Helga Schwalm - Autobiography - 2007 - 418 pages
...neben Boswells Bildern von Johnsons Idiosynkrasien — ins kulturelle Gedächtnis eingehen werden: "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking...done well; but you are surprized to find it done at all"335 etc. Was sich in der Kompositionsphase der Linearität widersetzte, transformiert Boswell so...
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