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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On the first leaf I found in his Lordship's hand - writing , an inscription of such high
commendation , that even I , vain as I am , cannot prevail on myself to publish it . [
July 1 , 1793. ] to me , 1 acknowledged in their propONE is answerable .
... all those without any signature , Mr. . I have only to add , that the proof - sheets
of the present edition not having passed through my hands , I am not answerable
for any typographical errors that may 1 be found in it . Having , however , been.
One day , when the servant who used to be sent to school to conduct him home ,
had not come in time , he set out by himself , though he was then so near -
sighted , that he was obliged to stoop down on his hands and knees to take a
view of ...
Had we not been perverse and careless grown , This dire event by omens was
foreshown ; Our trees were blasted by the thunder stroke , And left - hand crows ,
from an old hollow oak , Foretold the coming evil by their dismal croak .
Before that day , by some brave hero's hand May I lie slain , and spurn the bloody
sand . To a Young LADY on her BIRTH - DAY.4 This tributary verse receive my
fair , Warm with an ardent lover's fondest pray'r . May this returning day for ever ...
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