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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1 b2 THAT I was anxious for the success of a Work which had employed much of
my time and labour , I do not wish to conceal : but whatever doubts I at any time
entertained , have been entirely removed by the very favourable reception with ...
pany ; und , without doubt , if his discourse at other periods had been collected
with the same attention , the whole tenor of what he uttered would have been
found equally excellent . His strong , clear , and animated enforcement of religion
Having , however , been printed at the very accurate press of Mr. Baldwin , I make
no doubt it will be found not less perfect than the former edition ; the greatest care
having been taken , by correctness and elegance to do justice to one of the ...
... to be strenuous in defence of my illustrious friend , which I cannot be , without
strong animadversions upon a writer who has greatly injured him . Let me add ,
that though I doubt I should not have been very prompt to gratify Sir John
... own words in his Life of Sydenham , “ That the strength of his understanding ,
the accuracy of his discernment , and the ardour of his curiosity , might have been
remarked from his infancy , by a diligent observer , there is no reason to doubt .
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