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 very warm commendation of the specimen which I gave in my 1 Journal of a
Tour to the Hebrides , " of my being able to preserve his conversation in an
authentick and lively manner , which opinion the Publick has confirmed , was the
7 During this and the following year he wrote and gave to his much loved friend
Dr. Bathurst the Papers in the Adventurer , signed T. acknowl . 1754. Life of Edw .
Cave in the Gentleman's Magazine . acknowl . 1755. A DICTIONARY , with a ...
His being appointed one of his executors , gave him an opportunity of taking
possession of such fragments of a diary and other papers as were left ; of which ,
before delivering 2 The greatest part of this book was written while Sir John
Those blessings , friend , a deity bestow'd , For I shall never think him less than
God ; Oft on his altar shall my firstlings lie , Their blood the consecrated stones
shall dye : He gave my flocks to graze the flowery meads , And me to tune at ease
... they use no foreign arms , Nor torturing whalebones pinch them into charms ; •
Some young ladies at Lichfield having proposed to act « The Distressed Mother ,
" Johnson wrote this , and gave it to Mc . Hector to convey it privately to them .
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