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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... be conceived by those who read them with careless facility . The stretch of
mind and prompt assiduity by which so many conversations were preserved , I
myself , at some distance of time , contemplate with wonder ; and I must be
allowed to ...
The flesh of animals who feed excursively , is allowed to have a higher flavour
than that of those who are cooped up . May there not be the same difference
between men who read as their taste prompts , and men who are confined in
cells and ...
... to persuade you to change , you must remember , that by increasing your faith ,
you may be persuaded to become Turk . ' If these were not the words , i have kept
wp to the express meaning . " M. ] 1736 . This , it must be allowed , was DR .
This , it must be allowed , was a singular beginning of Ętat . connubial felicity ;
but there is no doubt that Johnson , 27. though he thus shewed a manly firmness
, proved a most affectionate and indulgent husband to the last mo- . ment of Mrs.
He assured Johnson , who , I suppose , was then meditating to try his fortune in
London , but was apprehensive of the expence , “ that thirty pounds a year was
enough to enable a man to live there without being contemptible . ' He allowed
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