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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DEDICATION . TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS . MY DEAR SIR , EVERY liberal
motive that can actuate an Authour in the dedication of his labours , concurs in
directing me to you , as the person to whom the following Work should be
I have also been extremely careful as to the exactness of my quotations ; holding
that there is a respect due to the publick , which should oblige every Authour to
attend to this , and never to presume to introduce them with , - “ I think I have read
... for they are all in some degree connected with him ; and He , in the whole
course of the History , is exhibited by the Authour for the best advantage of his
readers : Quid virtus et quid sapientia possit , Utile proposuit nobis exemplar
Considerations on the case of Dr. Trapp's Sermons ; a plausible attempt to prove
that an authour's work may be abridged without injuring his property . acknowl .
1740 . For the Gentleman's Magazine . Preface . intern , evid . Life of Admiral ...
... there is such an inaccuracy in the statement of facts , as in ' so solemn an
authour is hardly excusable , and certainly makes his narrative very
unsatisfactory . But what is still worse , there is throughout the whole of it a dark
uncharitable cast ...
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