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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He seemed to learn by intuition ; for though indolence and procrastination were
inherent in his constitution , whenever he made an exertion he did more than any
one else . In short , he is a memorable instance of what has been often observed
... Burton , authour of the “ Anatomy of Melancholy , ” when elected student of
Christ Church ; « for form's sake , though he wanted not a tutor , he was put under
the tuition of Dr. John Bancroft , afterwards Bishop of Oxon . ” His father seemed ...
... in the teacher , it seemed probable that this was the school in contemplation ;
and that Lord Gower erroneously supposed that the gentlemen who possessed
the lands , out of which the revenues issued , were trustees of the charity .
He looked at it and laughed , and seemed to be much diverted with the feeble
efforts of his unknown adversary , who , I hope , is alive to read this account . “
Now ( said he ) here is somebody who thinks he has vexed me sadly ; yet , if it
had not ...
When Sir Joshua observed to Johnson that he seemed very desirous to see
Pope's note , he answered , “ Who would not be proud to have such a man as
Pope so solicitous in enquiring about him ? ” The infirmity to which Mr. Pope
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