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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IF gratitude should be acknowledged for favours received , I have this opportunity
, my dear Sir , most sincerely to thank you for the many happy hours which I owe
to your kindness , -for the cordiality with which you have at all times been ...
DHE My admiration only I exprest , ( No spark of envy harbours in my breast )
That , when confusion o'er the country reigns , To you alone this happy state
remains . Here I , though faint myself , must drive my goats , Far from their antient
Being himself a poet , Johnson was peculiarly happy in mentioning how many of
the sons of Pembroke were poets ; adding , with a smile of sportive triumph , “ Sir
, we are a nest of singing birds . " He was not , however , blind to what he ...
This being the first prose work of Johnson , it is a curious object of enquiry how
much may be traced in it of that style which marks his subsequent writings with
such peculiar excellence ; with so happy an union of force , vivacity , and
In myrtle shades oft sings the happy swain , “ In myrtle shades despairing ghosts
complain ; “ The myrtle crowns the happy lovers ' heads , “ The unhappy lovers '
grave the myrtle spreads : “ O then the meaning of thy gift impart , 66 And ease ...
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