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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HORAT , PIRST AMERICAN FROM THE FIFTH LONDON EDITION . IN THREE
VOLUMES . VOL . I. BOSTON : PUBLISHED BY W. ANDREWS AND L. BLAKE .
GREENOUGH AND STEBBINS PRINTERS 1807 . THE JEW YORK PUBLIC ...
... though malignity may sometimes be disappointed of its gratifications . I am , My
dear Sir , Your much obliged friend , And faithful humble servant , JAMES
BOSWELL . London , April 20 , 1791 . ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIRST
Let me only observe , as a specimen of my trouble , that I have sometimes been
obliged to run half over London , in order to fix a date correctly ; which , when I
had accomplished , I well knew would obtain me no praise , though a failure
... of the wisdom and wit of “ the brightest ornament of the eighteenth century , " * I
have largely provided for the instruction and entertainment of mankind . London ,
April 20 , 1791 . * See Mr. Malone's Preface to his edition of Shakspeare . VOL .
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
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