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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Your excellence not only in the Art over which you have long presided with
unrivalled fame , but also in Philosophy and elegant Literature , is well known to
the present , and will continue to be the admiration of future ages . Your equal
You , my dear Sir , studied him , and knew him well : you venerated and admired
him . Yet , luminous as he was upon the whole , you perceived all the shades
which mingled in the grand composition ; all the little peculiarities and slight ...
... but after having completed his very laborious and admirable edition of
SHAKSPEARE , for which he generously would accept of no other reward but
that fame which he has so deservedly obtained , he fulfilled his promise of a
longwished for ...
... the excellent and extraordinary man whose wit and wisdom are here recorded ,
shall be viewed at a still greater distance ; and the instruction and entertainment
they afford , will at once produce reverential gratitude , admiration , and delight .
... might lay open to posterity the private and familiar character of that man , cujus
ingenium et candorem ex ipsius scriptis sunt olim semper miraturi , whose
candour and genius will to the end of time be by his writings preserved in
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