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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That a man in Mr. Michael Johnson's circumstances should think of sending his
son to the expensive University of Oxford , at his own charge , seems very
improbable . The subject was too delicate to question Johnson upon : but I have
He formed it with uncommon rapidity , and in so masterly a manner , that he
obtained great applause from it , which ever after kept him high in the estimation
of his Col. lege , and , indeed , of all the University . It is said , that Mr. Pope ...
... visit the Universities abroad . I'll go to France and Italy . I'NI go to Padua . —
And I'll mind my business . For an Athenian blockhead is the worst of all
blockheads . " . Dr. Adams told me that Johnson , while he was at Pembroke
College , “ was ...
He then made enquiry all round the University , and having found that Mr.
Bateman , of Christ Church , was the tutor of highest reputation , Taylor was
entered of that College . Mr. Bateman's lectures were so excellent , that Johnson
used to ...
... more than a year before Johnson left the University . This employment was
very irksome to him in every respect , and he complained grievously of it in his
letters to his friend , Mr. Hector , who was now settled as a surgeon at
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