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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If a life be delayed till interest and envy are at an end , we may hope for
impartiality , but must expect little intelligence ; for the incidents which give
excellence to biography are of a volatile and evanescent kind , such as soon
escape the ...
how soon a succession of copies will lose all resemblance of the original . ” . I am
fully aware of the objections which may be made to the minuteness on some
occasions of my detail of Johnson's conversation , and how happily it is adapted
Johnson's eyes were very soon discovered to be bad , and to relieve them , an
issue was cut in his left arm . At the end of ten weeks from his birth , he was taken
home from his nurse , “ a poor diseased infant , almost blind . ” See a work ...
... who he soon found could be of much service to him in his trade , by his
knowledge of literature ; and he even obtained the assistance of his pen in
furnishing some numbers of a periodical Essay printed in the newspaper , of
which Warren ...
A part of the work being very soon done , one Osborn , who was Mr. Warren's
printer , was set to work with what was ready , and Johnson engaged to supply
the press with copy as it should be wanted ; but his constitutional indolence soon
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