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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SEVERAL valuable letters , and other curious matter , having been
communicated to the Author too late to be arranged in that chronological order
which he had endeavoured uniformly to observe in his work , he was obliged to
introduce them ...
It was published with a Translation into Italian by Signor Baretti . In a Copy of it
which he presented to the Bodleian Library at Oxford , is pasted a character of the
late Mr. Zachariah Williams , plainly written by Johnson . intern . evid . 1756.
1769. Character of the Reverend Mr. Zachariah Mudge , in the London Chronicle
. acknowl . 1770. The False Alarm . acknowl . 1771. Thoughts on the late
Transactions respecting Falkland's Islands . acknowl . 1772. Defence of a
When he was informed 3 . that it so preyed upon her mind that her life was in
danger , be with a generous humanity went to her and offered to marry her , but it
was then too late : Her vital power was exhausted ; and she actually exhibited
The above little verses also shew that superstitious bias which grew with his
growth , and strengthened with his strength , ' and , of late years particularly ,
injured his happiness , by presenting to him the gloomy side of religion , rather
than that ...
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