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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... nature of the work , in other respects , as it consists of innumerable detached
particulars , all which , even the most minute , I have spared no pains to ascertain
with a scrupulous authenticity , has occusioned a degree of trouble far beyond ...
It seems to me , in my moments of self - complacency , that this extensive
biographical work , however inferior in its nature , may in one respect be
assimilated to the ODYSSEY . Amidst a thousand entertaining and instructive
episodes the Hero ...
But I confess , that I am so formed by nature and by habit , that to restrain the
effusion of delight , on having obtained such fame , to me would be truly painful .
Why then should I suppress it ! Why “ out of the abundance of the heart " should I
... which the specimens that I have given upon a former occasion , have been
received with so much approbation , that I have good grounds for supposing that
the world will not be indifferent to more ample communications of a siinilar nature
There are many invisible circumstances , which whether we read as enquirers
after natural or moral knowledge , whether we intend to enlarge our science 5
Plutarch's Life of Alexander . - Langhorne's Translation . or increase our virtue ,
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