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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... when not more than one half of the book had passed through the press ; but
after having completed his very laborious and admirable edition of
SHAKSPEARE , for which he generously would accept of no other reward but
that fame which he ...
... all those without any signature , Mr. . I have only to add , that the proof - sheets
of the present edition not having passed through my hands , I am not answerable
for any typographical errors that may 1 be found in it . Having , however , been.
+ The two years which he spent at home , after his return from Stourbridge , he
passed in what he thought idleness , and was scolded by his father for his want of
steady application . He had no settled plan of life , nor looked forward at all , but ...
The Reverend Dr. Adams , who afterwards presided over Pembroke College with
universal esteem , told me he was present , and gave me some account of what
passed on the night of Johnson's arrival at Oxford . On that evening , his father ...
The particular course of his reading while at Oxford , and during the time of
vacation which he passed at home , cannot be traced . Enough has been said of
his irregular mode of study . He told me , that from his earliest years he loved to
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