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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When the great Duke of MARLBOROUGH , accompanied by LORD CADOGAN ,
was one day reconnoitering the army in Flanders , a heavy rain came on , and
they both called for their cloaks . LORD CADOGar's servant , a good humoured ...
Life of Cheynel , in the Miscellany called “ The Student . ” acknowl . Letter for
Lauder , addressed to the Reverend Dr. John Douglas , acknowl . edging his
Fraud concerning Milton in terms of suitable Contrition , acknowl . Dedication to
the Earl ...
Advertisement for the Proprietors of the Idler against certain Persons who pirated
those Papers as they came out singly in a Newspaper called the Universal
Chronicle or Weekly Gazette . intern . evid . For Mrs. Charlotte Lenox's English ...
His next instructor in English was a master , whom , when he spoke of him to me ,
he familiarly called Tom Brown , who , said he , “ published a spelling - book ,
and dedicated it to the UNIVERSE ; but , I fear , no copy of it can now be had .
One day , while he was sitting in it quite alone , Dr. Panting , then master of the
College , whom he called “ a fine Jacobite fellow , ” overheard him uttering this
soliloquy in his strong emphatick voice : “ Well , I have a mind to see what is done
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