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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If a man may indulge an honest pride , in having it known to the world , that he
has been thought worthy of particular attention by a person of the first eminence
in the age in which he lived , whose company 3 rol Wrineser a3 lanta has been ...
... our feelings are often at once pleasing and painful . Of this truth , the progress
of the present Work furnishes a striking instance . It was highly gratifying to me -
that my friend , Sir Joshua REYNOLDS , to whom it is inscribed , lived to peruse it
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 ...
Jolinson might have esteemed him for his decent , religious demeanour , and his
knowledge of books and literary history ; but from the rigid formality of his
manners , it is evident that they never could have lived together with
... conduct of my illustrious friend ; who , I trust , will , by a true and fair delineation
, be vindicated both from the injurious misrepresentations of this authour , and
from the slighter aspersions of a lady who once lived in great intimacy with him .
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