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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Your equal and placid temper , your variety of conversation , your true politeness
, by which you are so amiable in private society , and that enlarged hospitality
which has long made your house a common centre of union for the great , the ...
... William Chambers's Designs of Chinese Buildings , & c . acknowl . 1758. THE
IDLER , which began April 5 , in this year , and was continued till April 5 , 1760.
acknowl . An Essay on the Bravery of the English Common Soldiers was added
When he was a child in petticoats , and had learnt to read , Mrs. Johnson one
morning put the common prayer - book into his hands , pointed to the collect for
the day , and said , Sam , you must get this by heart . ” . She went up stairs ,
His defective sight , indeed , prevented him from enjoying the common sports ;
and he once pleasantly remarked to me , “ how wonderfully well he had contrived
to be idle without them . " Lord Chesterfield , however , has justly observed in one
To apologise for his neglect , he gave in a short copy of verses , intitled Somnium
, containing a common thought ; “ that the Muse had come to him in his sleep ,
and whispered , that it did not become him to write on such subjects as politicks ...
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