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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... your variety of conversation , your true politeness , by which you are so
amiable in private society , and that enlarged hospitality which has long made
your house a common centre of union for the great , the accomplished , the
learned , and ...
That reception has excited my best exertions to render my Book more perfect ;
and in this endeavour I have had the assistance not only of some of my particular
friends , but of many other learned and ingenious men , by which I have been ...
The remarks of his friends are distinguished as formerly , except those of Mr.
MALONE , to which the letter M is now subjoined . Those to which the letter K is
affixed , were communicated by my learned friend , the Reverend Doctor
Hague was succeeded by Green , afterwards Bishop of Lincoln , whose character
in the learned world is well known . In the same form with Johnson was Congreve
, who afterwards became chaplain to Archbishop Boulter , and by that ...
Yet he taught me a great deal . ” He thus discriminated , to Dr. Percy , Bishop of
Dromore , his progress at his two grammar - schools . " At one , I learned much in
the school , but little from the master ; in the other , I learnt much from the master ...
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