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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DEAR SIR , « I was much impresed by your letter , and , if I can form upon your
case any resolution satisfactory to myself , will very gladly impart it : but whether I
am quite equal to it , I do not know . It is a case compounded of law and justice ...
In a moment he was in a full glow of conversation , and I felt myself elevated as if
brought into another state of being . Mrs . Thrale and I looked to each other while
he talked , and our looks expressed our congenial admiration and affection for ...
I shall give myself no trouble about the matter . " He was , perhaps , above
suffering from such spurious publications ; but I could not help thinking , that
many men would be much injured in their reputation , by having absurd and
I found myself apt to go to excess in it , and therefore , after having been for some
time without it , on account of illness , I thought it better not to return to it . Every
man is to judge for himself , according to the effects which he experiences .
... and pleasure ground , prettily situated upon Stowhill , a gentle eminence
adjoining to Lichfield . Johnson walked away to dinner there , leaving me by
myself without any apology ; I wondered at this want of that facility of manners ,
from which ...
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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Llegeix la ressenya completa