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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But it seems I judged too well of the world ; for , though I could scarcely believe it ,
I have been undoubtedly informed , that many persons , especially in distant
quarters , not penetrating enough into Johnson's character , so as to understand
... for answer with a grunt , I “ I came as fast as I could ; as I could ; " upon which
the Duke calmly said , “ CADOGAN , I would not for a thousand pounds have thut
fellow's temper . " There are some men , I believe , who have ADVERTISEMENT .
There are some men , I believe , who have , or think they have , a very small
share of vanity . Such may speak of their literary fame in a decorous style of
diffiderce . But I confess , that I am so formed by nature and by habit , that to
restrain the ...
Mr. Langton one day asked him how he had acquired so accurate a knowledge
of Latin , in which , I believe , he was exceeded by no man of his time ; he said ,
My master whipt me very well . Without that , Sir , I should have done nothing .
I do not believe he studied hard . I never knew a man who studied hard . I
conclude , indeed , from the effects , that some men have studied hard , as
Bentley and Clarke . ” Trying him by that criterion upon which he formed his
judgement of ...
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