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" No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy. "
The Atlantic Monthly - ˹ 642
1894
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Calcutta Review, 7-8

1847
...stuff." This last paragraph is a notable illustration of Samuel Johnson's splendid aphorism, " claret for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy" Dr. MacGregor says, that liunjit delighted in liquor even stronger than brandy....

Calcutta Review

1847
...stuff." This last paragraph is a notable illustration of Samuel Johnson's splendid aphorism, " claret for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." Dr. MacGregor says, that Runjit delighted in liquor even stronger than brandy....

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His ..., 7

James Boswell - 1848
...recollection, which might be dim, but from immediate sensation. He shook his head, and said, " Poor stuff I No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for...aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy. In the first place, the flavour of brandy is most grateful to the palate; and then brandy will do soonest...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., 3

James Boswell - 1863
...recollection, which might be dim, but from immediate sensation. He shook his head, and said, " Poor stuff ! No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men : but he who aspires to be a hero Mr. Mauritius Love, a painter. MALOXB (smiling) must drink brandy. In the first place, the flavour...

The poetical works of lord Byron, ˹ҷ 11, 3

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1855
...persuaded," says Boswell, "to take one glass of claret. He shook his head, and said, 'Poor stuff ! No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for...aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy.'"] And such the new-boru heroes found it here, And drain' d the draught with an applauding cheer. " Huzza...

The Living Age ..., 71

1861
...contempt of claret. " A man would be drowned by it before it made him drunk," adding, " Poor stuff ! No, sir, claret is the liquor for boys : port for men : but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy ! " Most toper sentiments ! But Ramsay did not stint his guests, and these were constantly...

Tilbury Nogo, Or, Passages in the Life of an Unsuccessful Man

George John Whyte-Melville - 1861 - 363 ˹
...seemed to be much of old Doctor Johnson's opinion, as regarded fluids " Claret is all very well for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero, sir (smiling), should drink brandy !" The usual toasts having been got through, and the company in...

Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...afterwards fool enough to expunge. " I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing." Johnson. CLAHET is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy. In the first place, the flavour of brandy is most grateful to the palate i and then brandy will do...

Meliora, 7-8

1865
...recollection, which might be faint, but from immediate sensation. He shook hie head and said, "Poor stuff! No. sir, claret is the liquor for boys, port for men;...aspires to be a hero (smiling), must drink brandy. In the first place, the flavour of brandy is most grateful to the palate ; and then brandy will do...

Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 ˹
...good intentions.* Boswell's Life of Johnson. Ibid. Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.f Ibid. Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. Ibid. If the man who turnips cries Cry not when his father dies, "T is a proof that...




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