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 there be a pleasure in celebrating the distinguished merit of a contemporary ,
mixed with a certain degree of vanity not altogether inexcusable , in appearing
fully sensible of it , where can I find one , in complimenting whom I can with more
Instead of melting down my materials into one mass , and constantly speaking in
my own person , by which I might have appeared to have more merit in the
execution of the work , I have resolved to adopt and enlarge upon the excellent
plan of ...
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 ...
... full of the merits of his son , and told the company he was a good scholar , and
a poet , and wrote Latin verses . His figure and manner appeared strange to them
; but he behaved modestly , and sat silent , till upon something which occurred ...
Johnson was so far fortunate , that the respectable character of his parents , and
his own merit , had , from his earliest years , secured him a kind reception in the
best families at Lichfield . Among these I can mention Mr. Howard , Dr. Swinfen ...
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