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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... than too few ; especially as from the diversity of dispositions it cannot be known
with certainty beforehand , whether what may seem trifling to some , and perhaps
to the collector himself , may not be most agreeable to many ; and the greater ...
He might , perhaps , have studied more assiduously ; but it may be doubted ;
whether such a mind as his was not more enriched by roaming at large in the
fields of literature , than if it had been confined to any single spot . The analogy ...
When at Oxford , I took up “ Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life , ” expecting to find it
a dull book , ( as such books generally are , ) and perhaps to laugh at it . But I
found Law quite an overmatch for me ; and this was the first occasion of my ...
... who were , perhaps , in point of elegance and accomplishments , inferiour to
few of those with whom he was afterwards acquainted . Mr. Meynell's eldest
daughter was afterwards married to Mr. Fitzherbert , father to Mr. Alleyne
Her first husband died insolvent ; her sons were much disgusted with her for her
second marriage , perhaps because they being struggling to get advanced in life
, were mortified to think she had allied herself to a man who had not any visible ...
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