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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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The Fruit of the Vine: The £100 Prize Essay

Henry Thomas Burgess - 1878 - 138 ˹
...drink one glass that he might refresh his recollection, he shook his head and said" Poor stufl'! No, sir ; claret is the liquor for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." Having seen the important position occupied by alcohol as a constituent of wine...

Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - 340 ˹
...Epistle to Hogarth. Brains Beard was never the true standard of BRAINS. T. FULLEH. Brandy. Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink BRANDY. BOSWELL. Life of Johnson. Brave, How sleep the BRAVE who sink to rest, By...

Samuel Johnson, His Words and His Ways, what He Said, what He Did, and what ...

Edward Tuckerman Mason - 1879 - 319 ˹
...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...aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy. In the first place, the flavor of brandy is most grateful to the palate ; and then brandy will do soonest...

Beer & 'baccy: A Christmas Miscellany of Jovial Literature

1880 - 48 ˹
...COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. Haranguing upon the qualities of liquors, Dr. Johnson said, " Claret, sir, is the liquor for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." TAKING WINE. The difficulty of getting a glass of wine in the regular way has...

Time, 6

Edmund Hodgson Yates, E. M. (Abdy-Williams) Whgishaw, Walter Sydney Sichel, Ernest Belfort Bax - 1882
...POOR stuff, sir," exclaimed Doctor Johnson, when he saw Edmund Burke filling his glass with claret; " claret is the liquor for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." This was before the Fleet Street Philosopher made his famous " border raid " with...

Time, 6

Edmund Hodgson Yates, E. M. (Abdy-Williams) Whgishaw, Walter Sydney Sichel, Ernest Belfort Bax - 1882
...POOR stuff, sir," exclaimed Doctor Johnson, when he saw Edmund Burke filling his glass with claret ; " claret is the liquor for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." This was before the Fleet Street Philosopher made his famous "border raid" with...

Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - 1882 - 610 ˹
...churlishly replied, " Yes, sir, if he sat next you." said claret, which he called " poor stuff," was " the liquor for boys, port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." What I gained by being in France was learning to be better satisfied with my own...

The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 899 ˹
...thought? Even in th' oppressive grasp of poverty It can enlarge, and bid the soul be free. (j. HORACE. Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires tu be a hero must drink brandy. A. SAM'L JOHNSON Boswdts Life of Julinson. There is a devil in...

Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...by a good tavern or inn. An. 177G. All this (wealth) excludes but one evil, poverty. An. 1777. Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. An. 1779. 1 St. Francis de Sales writes to Mad. de Chantal (1605): Do not be troubled...

The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a ..., 3

James Boswell - 1884
...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;...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...




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