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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... and of the party almost throughout . It has given very general satisfaction ; and
those who have found most fault with a passage here and there , have agreed
that they could not help going through , and being entertained with the whole .
D. Prebendary of Westminster , and given to the World by the Rev. Samuel Hayes
, A. M. intern . evid . * Such was the number and variety of the Prose Works of this
extraordinary man , which I have been able to discover , and am at liberty to ...
Had Dr. Johnson written his own Life , in conformity with the opinion which he
has given , ' that every man's life may be best written by himself ; had he
employed in the preservation of his own history , that clearness of narration and
elegance of ...
... the quantity it contains of Johnson's conversation ; which is universally
acknowledged to have been eminently instructive and entertaining ; and of which
the specimens that I have given upon a former occasion , have been received
with so ...
... that great man for his scholar . ” He remained at Stourbridge little more than a
year , and then he returned home , where he may be said to have loitered , for
two years , in a state very unworthy his uncommon abilities . He had already
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