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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... stone over her grave with this inscription : Here lies the body of Mrs.
ELIZABETH BLANEY , a stranger : She departed this life 20 of September , 1694 .
Johnson's mother was a woman of distinguished understanding . * I asked his old
Mr. Hammond asked Mr. Johnson how he could possibly think of bringing such
an infant to church , and in the midst of so great a croud . swered , because it was
impossible to keep him at home for , young as he was , he believed he had ...
Being asked if he could remember Queen Anne , “ He had ( he said ) a confused ,
but somehow a sort of solemn recollection of a lady in diamonds , and a long
black hood . ” , This touch , however , was without any effect . I ventured to say to
For instance , he would call up a boy and ask him Latin for a candlestick , which
the boy could not expect to be asked . Now , Sir , if a boy could answer every
question , there would be no need of a master to teach him . ” It is , however , but
On the sixth , Mr. Jorden asked me why I had not attended . I answered , I had
been sliding in Christ Church meadow . And this I said with as much
nonchalance as I am now 8 talking to you . I had no no7 Athen . Oxon . edit . 1721
, i . 627 .
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