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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An account of an Attempt to ascertain the Longitude at Sea , by an exact Theory
of the Variations of the Magnetical Needle , with a Table of the Variations at the
most remarkable Cities in Europe from the year 1660 to 1860. acknowl . This he ...
That he was remarkable , even in his earliest years , may easily be supposed ; for
to use his own words in his Life of Sydenham , “ That the strength of his
understanding , the accuracy of his discernment , and the ardour of his curiosity ,
Such a proof of the early predominance of intellectual vigour is very remarkable ,
and does honour to human nature.— Talking to me once himself of his being
much distinguished at school , he told me , they never thought to raise me by ...
... and daughters of a Baronet , were remarkable for good breeding ; so that the
notion which has been industriously circulated and believed , that he never was
in good company till late in life , and , consequently had been confirmed in
... and Meditations , ” we find very remarkable evidence that his regard and
fondness for her never ceased , even after her death . He now set up a private
academy , for which purpose he hired a large house , well situated near his
native city .
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