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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The above little verses also shew that superstitious bias which grew with his
growth , and strengthened with his strength , ' and , of late years particularly ,
injured his happiness , by presenting to him the gloomy side of religion , rather
than that ...
No conscious blushes there their cheeks inflame , For those who feel no guilt can
know no shame ; Unfaded still their former charms they shew , Around them
pleasures wait , and joys for ever new , But cruel virgins meet severer fates ;
When publick villainy , too strong for justice , “ 6 Shews his bold front , the
harbinger of ruin , “ Can brave Leontius call for airy wonders , " Which cheats
interpret , and which fools regard ? “ When some neglected fabrick nods beneath
Their contents shew that they were written about this time , and that Johnson was
now engaged in preparing an historical account of the British Parliament . " SIR , “
TO MR . CAVE . [ No date . ] “ I BELIEVE I am going to write a long letter , and ...
... Crousaz , he shews an admirable metaphysical acuteness and temperance in
controversy ; Ad Lauram parituram Epigramma ; ' * and , “ A Latin Translation of
Pope's Verses on his Grotto ; " * and , as 3 I have not discovered what this was .
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