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" Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter. "
Art and Common Sense - Seite 101
von Royal Cortissoz - 1913 - 445 Seiten
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The Christian Remembrancer, Band 30

William Scott, Francis Garden, James Bowling Mozley - 1855
...the turtle's shell. ' Why are you doing that ?' he asks. ' Oh ! to please the turtle.' ' Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter.' In the same spirit he rises to the sublime of hyperbole in summoning all the powers of the universe,...
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The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature

...the turtle. " Why are you doing that, B ?" said my father: "Oh, to please the turtle." " Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter." It will be impossible for us to follow Sydney Smith in all his journeys backwards and forwards from...
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The Irish quarterly review

1855
...the turtle. ' Why are you doing that B ';' said my father. ' Oh, to please the turtle.' ' Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter.' Some one naming — as not very orthodox, ' Accuse a man of being a Socinian, and it is all over with...
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Memoir

Sydney Smith, Lady Saba Holland Holland - 1855
...the turtle. " Why are you doing that, B ?" said my father. " Oh, to please the turtle." " Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter." Some one naming as not very orthodox, " Oh," said my father, " accuse a man of being a Socinian, and...
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Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - 1856 - 458 Seiten
...the turtle. " Why are you doing that, B ?" said my father. " Oh, to please the turtle." " Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter." PRAISE. SOME one observing the wonderful improvement in since bis success ; " Ah !" he said, " praise...
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Eminent Men and Popular Books

Samuel Lucas - 1859 - 310 Seiten
...stroking the shell of a turtle, "why are you doing that 1 " " Oh, to please the turtle." " Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter." He comes upon his joke often while pursuing an analogy: — "If you masthead a sailor for not doing...
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Wit and wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith: being selections from his writings ...

Sydney Smith - 1865 - 458 Seiten
...the turtle. " Why are you doing that, B ?" said my father. "Oh, to please the turtle." " Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's, to please the Dean and Chapter." PRAISE. SOME one observing the wonderful improvement in since his success; " Ah!" he said, " praise...
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The British Quarterly Review, Band 40

Henry Allon - 1864
...' are you doing that?' said he. 'To please the tortoise,' was the reply. ' Why,' said the Canon, ' you might as well stroke the ' dome of St. Paul's to please the Dean and Chapter.' We would say to the phrenologists — You might as well try to learn the constitution of the Chapter...
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The Congregationalist, Band 13

Robert William Dale, James Guinness Rogers - 1884
...specimens of his wit, as when he remarked to a child who was stroking a tortoise " to please it," that he might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's to please the dean and chapter ; or his flat contradiction of the learned bore who at inordinate length was dwelling upon the great...
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The world of wit and humour, ed. by G.M. Fenn

World - 1873
...turtle. " Why are you doing that, B ? " said SydneySmith. " Oh, to please the turtle." " Why, child, you might as well stroke the dome of St. Paul's to please the Dean and Chapter," A CERTAIN person was so fond of contradiction, that he would throw up the window in the middle of the...
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