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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He this evening observed of it , “ That work was his death . ” Mr . Warton , not
adverting to his meaning , answered , “ I believe so ; from the great attention he
bestowed on it . ” Johnson . “ Nay , Sir , he died of want of attention , if he died at
all by ...
When we came within the focus of the Lichfield lamps , “ Now ( faid he , ) we are
getting out of a state of death . ” We put up at the Three Crowns , not one of the
great inns , but a “ good old fashioned one , which was kept by Mr . Wilkins , and
His lady , I have reason to believe , participated in the guilt of what the
enthusiasts for our immortal bard deem almost a species of facrilege . After
dinner Dr . Johnson wrote a letter to Mrs . Thrale , on the death of her son . I said
it would be very ...
I thought that the death of an old school - fellow , and one with whom he had lived
a good deal in London , would have affected my fellow - traveller much : but he
only said , “ Ah ! poor Tray . " Afterwards , however , when we were in the chaise ...
After her death , he took to diflipation and gaming , and lost all he had . One
evening he loft a thousand pounds to a gentleman whose name I am sorry I have
forgotten . Next morning he sent the gentleman five 1776 . Ętat , 67 . five
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