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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When the great Duke of MARLBOROUGH , accompanied by LORD CADOGAN ,
was one day reconnoitering the army in Flanders , a heavy rain came on , and
they both called for their cloaks . LORD CADOGar's servant , a good humoured ...
LORD MACARTNEY favoured me with his own copy of my book , with a number
of notes , of which I have avuiled myself . On the first leaf I found in his Lordship's
hand - writing , an inscription of such high commendation , that even I , vain as I ...
Defence of a Schoolmaster ; dictated to me for the House of Lords . acknowl .
Argument in Support of the Law of Vicious Intromission ; dictated to me for the
Court of Session in Scotland , acknowl . 1778. Preface to Macbean's “ Dictionary
... contented to pass many years as the domestick companion of a superanuated
lord and lady , conversation could no more be expected , than from a Chinese
mandarin on a chimney - piece , or the fantastick figures on a gilt leather skreen .
George Plaxton , Chaplain at that time to Lord Gower , which may serve to show
the high estimation in which the Father of our great Moralist was held :“ Jolinson ,
the Lichfield Librarian , is now here ; he propagates learning all ...
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