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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... tion that I was wrong or irreverent DR . JOHNSON . 53.
... Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various
Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole E James
Boswell. WELL , 1728. tion that I was wrong or irreverent to my tutor . " Bos .
books , by having his attention directed to the arrange- 1720 . ment ; to the style ,
and other excellencies of composi- Ętai : tion ; that the mind being thus engaged
by an am using 20 . variety of objects may not grow weary . " Ile communicated ...
... supply of shoes , arose , no doubt , from a proper pride . But , considering his
ascetic disposition at times , as acknowledged by himself in his Meditations , and
the exaggera" See Nash's History of Worcestershire , Vol . I. p . 529 . 1 . 1 1 1 tion
1 1 1 tion with which some have treated the peculiarities of 1731 . his character , I
should not wonder to hear it ascribed Ętat . to a principle of superstitious
mortification ; as we are 22 . told by Tursellinus , in his Life of St. Ignatius Loyola ,
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