The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory 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, Volume 1
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I do not here include his Poetical Works ; for , excepting his Latin Translation of
Pope's Messiah , his London , and his Vanity of Human Wishes imitated from
Juvenal ; his Prologue on the opening of Drury Lane theatre by Mr. Garrick , and
The first Paragraph of Mr. Thomas Davies's Life of Garrick . acknowl . 1781.
Prefaces , Biographical and Critical , to the works of the most eminent English
Poets ; afterwards published with the Title of the Lives of the English Poets .
Among these I can mention Mr. Howard , Dr. Swinfen , Mr. Simpson , Mr. Levett ,
Captain Garrick , father of the great ornament of the British stage ; but above all ,
Mr. Gilbert Walmsley , Registrar of the Ecclesiastical Court of Lichfield , whose ...
... often found with one who has lengthened , and one who has gladdened life ;
with Dr. James , whose skill in physick will be long remembered ; and with David
Garrick , whom I hoped to have gratified with this character of our common friend .
Though Mrs. Porter was double the age of Johnson , 3 and her person and
manner , as described to me by the late Mr. Garrick , were by no means pleasing
to others , she must have had a superiority of understanding and talents , s as
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