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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Laws are formed by the manners and exigencies of particular times , and it is but
Our expences are naturally less than those of booksellers ; and , in most cases ,
communities are content with less profit than individuals . " It is , perhaps , not
considered through how many hands a book often passes , before it comes into ...
With less profit than this , and more you see he cannot have , the country
bookseller cannot live ; for his receipts are small , and his debts sometimes bad .
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... after they are grown up , because their minds have been more or less
exercised in it ; and I think the fame cause will explain the difference of
excellence in other things , gradations admitting always some difference in the
first principles .
A robber who reasons as the gang do in the “ Beggar ' s Opera , ” who call
themselves praćtical philosophers , and may have as much sincerity as
pernicious fpeculative philosophers , is not the less an object of just indignation .
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