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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What reason I had to hope for the countenance of that venerable Gentleman to
this Work , will appear from what he wrote to me upon - former occasion from
Oxford , November 17 , 1785 :“ Dear Sir , I hazard this letter , not knowing where it
... Lenox , acknowl . * [ This is a mistake . The last sumber of the Rambler
appeared on the fourtemio of March , three days before Mrs. Johnson died . M. ] 7
During this and the following year he wrote and 18 CHRONOLOGICAL
7 During this and the following year he wrote and gave to his much loved friend
Dr. Bathurst the Papers in the Adventurer , signed T. acknowl . 1754. Life of Edw .
Cave in the Gentleman's Magazine . acknowl . 1755. A DICTIONARY , with a ...
... mention ; but we ought to keep in mind , that there must undoubtedly have
been many more which are yet concealed ; and we may add to the account , the
numerous Letters which he wrote , of which a considerable part are yet
... through his life so strongly marked his character , of that poetick talent which
afterwards bore such rich and plentiful fruits ; for , excepting his orthographick
works , every thing which Dr. Johnson wrote was poetry , whose essence
consists not ...
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