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
Henry Baldwin, 1791 - 516 pÓgines
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I often had occasion to remark , Johnson loved business , loved to have his
wisdom actually operate on real life . Dr . Wetherell and I talked of him without
reserve in his own presence . WETHERELL . “ I would have given him a hundred
They only who live with a man can write his life with any genuine exactness and
discrimination ; and few people who have lived with a man know what to remark
about him . The chaplain of a late Bishop , whom I was to assist in writing some ...
This fully refuted an antimosaical remark introduced into Captain Brydone ' s
entertaining Tour , I hope heedlessly , from a kind of vanity which is too common
in those who have not sufficiently studied the most important of all subjects .
This was a very just remark upon the different . effect of those light pursuits which
occupy a vacant and easy mind , and those serious engagements which arrest
attention , and keep us from brooding over grief . He observed of Lord Bute , “ It ...
... that he had given to Mr . Hector ; adding a remark of such moment to the
rational conduct of a man in the decline of life , that it deserves to be imprinted
upon every mind : “ There is nothing against which an old man should be so
much upon ...
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