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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What reason I had to hope for the countenance of that venerable Gentleman to
this Work , will appear from what he wrote to me upon - former occasion from
Oxford , November 17 , 1785 :“ Dear Sir , I hazard this letter , not knowing where it
... with his strength , ' and , of late years particularly , injured his happiness , by
presenting to him the gloomy side of religion , rather than that bright and cheering
one which gilds the period of closing life , with the light of pious hope . " This is so
This scarce I lead , who left on yonder rock Two tender kids , the hopes of all the
flock . 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 ...
l layed by eleven guineas on this day , when I received twenty pounds , being all
that I have reason to hope for out of my father's effects , previous to the death of
my mother ; an event which I pray God may be very remote . I now therefore see ...
erature procured me , and I hope , that at least , my grat- 1731 . itude made me
worthy of his notice . Ętat . “ He was of an advanced age , and I was only not a 22
. boy , yet he never received my notions with contempt . He was a whig , with all ...
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