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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... subject of biography ; which , though I am aware it may expose me to a charge
of artfully raising the value of my own work , by contrasting it with that of which I
have spoken , is so well conceived and expressed , that I cannot refrain from here
From him then his son inherited , with some other qualities , “ a vile melancholy , "
which in his too strong expression of any disturbance of the mind , “ made him
mad all his life , at least not sober . ” s Michael was , however , forced by the ...
He told Mr. Langton , that while Hunter was flogging bis boys unmercifully , he
used to say , “ And this I do to save you from the gallows . " Johnson , upon all
occasions , expressed his approbation of enforcing instruction by means of the
It is said , that Mr. Pope expressed himself concerning it in terms of strong
approbation . Dr. Taylor told me , that it was first printed for old Mr. Johnson ,
without the knowledge of his son , who was very angry when he heard of it . A
Miscellany of ...
His expression concerning it to me was “ I did not then know how to manage it . "
His distress became so intolerable , that he applied to Dr. Swinfen , physician in
Lichfield , his god - father , and put into his hands a state of his case , written in ...
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