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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She went up stairs , leaving him to study it : but by the time she had reached the
second floor , she heard him following her . 66 What's the matter ? ” said she . it , ”
he replied ; and repeated it distinctly , though he could not have read it more ...
... of its faculties by immediate inspiration ; yet Mrs. Lucy Porter , Dr. Johnson's
step - daughter , positively maintained to me , in his presence , that there could
be no doubt of the truth of this anecdote , for she had heard it from his mother .
He was uncommonly inquisitive ; and his memory was so tenacious , that he
never forgot any thing that he either heard or read . Mr. Hector remembers having
recited to him eighteen verses , which , after a little pause , he repeated verbatim
Yet I have heard him attribute to these extravagant fictions that unsettled turn of
mind which prevented his ever fixing in any profession . ” After having resided for
some time at the house of his uncle , Cornelius Ford , Johnson was , at the age ...
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
Poems collected by a person of the name of Husbands , was published at Oxford
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