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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has been universally courted , I am justified in availing myself of the usual
privilege of a Dedication , when I mention that there has been a long and
uninterrupted friendship between us . IF gratitude should be acknowledged for
... read to him almost the whole of my manuscript , and make such remarks as
were greatly for the advantage of the Work ; though it is but fair to him to mention ,
that upon many occasions I differed from him , and followed my own judgement .
Such was the number and variety of the Prose Works of this extraordinary man ,
which I have been able to discover , and am at liberty to mention ; but we ought to
keep in mind , that there must undoubtedly have been many more which are yet ...
He delighted in mentioning this early compliment : adding , with a smile , that “
this was as high a proof of his merit as he could conceive . ” His next instructor in
English was a master , whom , when he spoke of him to me , he familiarly called ...
It is , however , but justice to the memory of Mr. Hunter to mention , that though he
might err in being too severe , the school of Lichfield was very respectable in his
time . The late Dr. Taylor , Prebendary of Westminster , who was educated ...
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