The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order : a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons : and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published : the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century, During which He Flourished : in Two Volumes, Volum 2
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But ( said he , ) before leaving England I am to take a jaunt to Oxford ,
Birmingham , my native city Lichfield , and my old friend , Dr . Taylor ' s , at
Ashbourne , in Derbyshire . I shall go in a few days , and you , Boswell , shall go
with me .
He said , “ It is as unreasonable for a man to go into a Carthusian convent , for
fear of being immoral , as for a man to cut off his hands for fear he should steal . -
There is , indeed , great resolution in the immediate act of dismembering himself
Painting ( said he , ) . consumes labour not disproportionate to its effect ; but a
fellow will hack half a year at a block of marble to make something in stone that
hardly resembles a man . The value of statuary is owing to its difficulty . You
I said it was not fair to attack us thus unexpectedly ; he should have warned us of
our danger , before we entered his garden of Aowery eloquence , by advertising ,
“ Spring - guns and man - traps set here . ” The autho˙r had been an Oxonian ...
Nay , it is said we had the beaver . Or why does he not write of the grey rat , the
Hanover rat , as it is called , because it is said to have come into this country
about the time that the family of Hanover came ? I should like to see The History
of the ...
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