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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... great a croud . swered , because it was impossible to keep him at home for ,
young as he was , he believed he had caught the publick spirit and zeal for
Sacheverel , and would have staid for ever in the church , satisfied with
beholding him .
1 Nor can I omit a little instance of that jealous inde- 1712 . pendence of spirit ,
and impetuosity of temper , which pro Ętat . never forsook him . The fact was
acknowledged to me by himself , upon the authority of his mother . One day ,
when the ...
But there is surely a clear distinction between a disorder which affects only the
imagination and spirits , while the judgement is sound , and a disorder by which
the judgement itself is impaired . This distinction was made to me by the late ...
At the age of ten years his mind was disturbed by scruples of infidelity , which
preyed upon his spirits , and made him very uneasy , the more so , as he
revealed his uneasiness to none , being naturally , ( as he said ) of a sullen
temper , and ...
The state of poverty in which he died , appears from a note in one of Johnson's
little diaries of the following year , which strongly displays his spirit and virtuous
dignity of mind . " 1732 , Julii 15. Undecim aureos deposui , quo die quicquid
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