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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... by those who read them with careless facility . The stretch of mind and prompt
assiduity by which so many conversations were preserved , I myself , at some
distance of time , contemplate with wonder ; and I must be allowed to suggest ...
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 ...
Thus Sallust , the great master of nature , has not forgot in his account of Catiline
to remark , that his walk was now quick , and again slow , as an indication of - a
mind revolving with violent commotion . Thus the story of Melancthon affords a ...
From him then his son inherited , with some other qualities , “ a vile melancholy , "
which in his too strong expression of any disturbance of the mind , “ made him
mad all his life , at least not sober . ” s Michael was , however , forced by the ...
When he was informed 3 . that it so preyed upon her mind that her life was in
danger , be with a generous humanity went to her and offered to marry her , but it
was then too late : Her vital power was exhausted ; and she actually exhibited
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