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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I trusted that I should be liberally understood , as knowing very well what I was
about , and by no means as simply unconscious of the pointed effects of the
satire . I own , indeed , that I was arrogant enough to suppose that the tenour of
the rest ...
He told Mr. Langton , that while Hunter was flogging bis boys unmercifully , he
used to say , “ And this I do to save you from the gallows . " Johnson , upon all
occasions , expressed his approbation of enforcing instruction by means of the
Oh ! how my soul abhors so mean a thought . Long since I learn'd to slight this
fleeting breath , And view with cheerful eyes approaching death . The inexorable
sisters have decreed That Priam's house , and Priam's self shall bleed : The day ...
On that evening , his father , who had anxiously accompanied him , found means
to have him introduced to Mr. Jorden , who was to be his tutor . His being put
under any tutor , reminds us of what Wood says of Robert Burton , authour of the
... when they had such undoubted proofs that it was totally fallacious ; though it is
by no means surprising that those who wish to depreciate him , should , since his
death , have laid hold of this circumstance , and inşisted upon it with very unfair ...
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