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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Your very warm commendation of the specimen which I gave in my 1 Journal of a
Tour to the Hebrides , " of my being able to preserve his conversation in an
authentick and lively manner , which opinion the Publick has confirmed , was the
Had Dr. Johnson written his own Life , in conformity with the opinion which he
has given , ' that every man's life may be best written by himself ; had he
employed in the preservation of his own history , that clearness of narration and
elegance of ...
... that , in my opinion , bis volume , however inadequate and improper as a life of
Dr. Johnson , and however discredited by unpardonable inaccuracies in other
respects , contains a collection of curious anecdotes and observations , which
... superficial understanding , and ludicrous fancy ; but I remain firm and confident
in my opinion , that minute particulars are frequently characteristick , and always
amusing , when they relate to a distinguished man . I am therefore exceedingly ...
Such was the opinion of Dr. Swinfen . Johnson's eyes were very soon discovered
to be bad , and to relieve them , an issue was cut in his left arm . At the end of ten
weeks from his birth , he was taken home from his nurse , “ a poor diseased ...
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