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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Mr. WARTON , amidst his variety of genius and learning , was an excellent
Biographer . His contributions to my Collection are highly estimable ; and as he
had a true relish of my “ Tour to the Hebrides , ” I trust I should now have been
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
... the excellent and extraordinary man whose wit and wisdom are here recorded ,
shall be viewed at a still greater distance ; and the instruction and entertainment
they afford , will at once produce reverential gratitude , admiration , and delight .
Instead of melting down my materials into one mass , and constantly speaking in
my own person , by which I might have appeared to have more merit in the
execution of the work , I have resolved to adopt and enlarge upon the excellent
plan of ...
The late Dr. Taylor , Prebendary of Westminster , who was educated under him ,
told me , that “ he was an excellent master , and that his ushers were most of
them men of eminence ; that Holbrook , one of the most ingenious men , best ...
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