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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... Adams , eminent as the Head of a College , as a writer , 8 ADVERTISEMENT .
See Dr. Johnson's letter to Mrs. Thrale , dated Ostick in Skie , September 30 ,
1773 : “ Boswell writes a regular Journal of our travels , which I think contains as
much of what I say and do , as of all other occurrences together ; " for such a
D. TO write the Life of him who excelled all mankind in writing the lives of others ,
and who , whether we consider his extraordinary endowments , or his various
works , has been equalled by few in any age , is an arduous , and may be ...
... compare myself with some great names who have gone before me in this kind
of writing Since my work was announced , several Lives and Memoirs of Dr.
Johnson have been published , the most voluminous of which is one compiled for
... that I cannot refrain from here inserting it : “ I shall endeavour , ( says Dr.
Warburton , ) to give you what satisfaction I can in any thing you want to be
satisfied in any subject of Milton , and am extremely glad you intend to write his
life . Almost ...
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