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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... which had seemed to be best in the embarrassed state of affairs at that time ;
and the fact was , upon a fair computation of the value of land and money at the
time , applied to the estate and the burthens upon it , there was nothing given to
Mrs . Thrale seemed shocked at this , as feudal barbarity ; and said , “ I do not
understand this preference of the estate to its owner ; of the land to the man who
walks upon that land . ” Johnson . « Nay , Madam , it is not a preference of the
Here he seemed to me to be strangely deficient in taste ; for surely statuary is a
noble art of imitation , and preserves a wonderful expression of the varieties of
the human frame ; and although it must be allowed that the circumstances of ...
... who had no cabbages till Oliver Cromwell ' s foldiers introduced them ; and one
might thus shew how arts are propagated by conquest , as they were by the
Roman arms . ” He seemed to be much diverted with the fertility of his own fancy .
He had about seven hundred people at work . I contemplated him as an iron
chieftain , and he seemed e a father to his tribe . One of them came to him ,
complaining grievously of his landlord for having distrained his goods . “ Your
landlord is ...
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