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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After my death I wish no other herald , “ No other speaker of my living actions , “
To keep mine honour from corruption , " But such an honest chronicler as Griffith .
" * SHAKSPEARE , Henry VIII . * See Dr. Johnson's letter to Mrs. Thrale , dated ...
As I had the honour and happiness of enjoying his friendship for upwards of
twenty years ; as I had the scheme of writing his life constantly in view ; as he was
well apprised of this circumstance , and from time * Idler , No. 84 . VOL . I. 4 to
Julius CĂSAR , of whom Bacon observes , that “ in his book of Apophthegms
which he collected , we see that he esteemed it more honour to make himself but
a pair of tables , to take the wise and pithy words of others , than to have every ...
When Johnson saw some young ladies in Lincolnshire who were remarkably
well behaved , owing to their mother's strict discipline and severe correction , he
exclaimed , in one of Shakspeare's lines a little varied , “ Rod , I will honour thee
Such a proof of the early predominance of intellectual vigour is very remarkable ,
and does honour to human nature.— Talking to me once himself of his being
much distinguished at school , he told me , they never thought to raise me by ...
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