The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 2
G. Bell and Sons, 1884 - Authors, English
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Page 190 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Page 266 - Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn.
Page 171 - The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." I argued warmly against the Judges trading, and mentioned Hale as an instance of a perfect Judge, who devoted himself entirely to his office. JOHNSON. " Hale, Sir, attended to other things besides law : he left a great estate.
Page 457 - He had always been very zealous against slavery in every form, in which I with all deference thought that he discovered " a zeal without knowledge." Upon one occasion, when in company with some very grave men at Oxford, his toast was : " Here's to the next insurrection of the negroes in the West Indies ! " His violent prejudice against our West Indian and American settlers appeared whenever there was an opportunity.
Page 33 - Edgeware road, and had carried down his books in two returned post-chaises. He said, he believed the farmer's family thought him an odd character, similar to that in which the Spectator appeared to his landlady and her children : he was The Gentleman. Mr. Mickle, the translator of The Lusiad, and I went to visit him at this place a few days afterwards.
Page 60 - I told him that Goldsmith had said to me a few days before, " As I take my shoes from the shoemaker, and my coat from the tailor, so I take my religion from the priest.
Page 18 - Sir, it is so far from being natural for a man and woman to live in a state of marriage, that we find all the motives which they have for remaining in that connection, and the restraints which civilised society imposes to prevent separation, are hardly sufficient to keep them together.
Page 513 - Follow me and hear a lecture in philosophy:' and Charles, laying his hand on his sword, to say, ' Follow me, and dethrone the Czar:' a man would be ashamed to follow Socrates.
Page 423 - I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman ; but she should be one who could understand me, and would add something to the conversation.
Page 349 - You must know, Sir, I lately took my friend Boswell and shewed him genuine civilised life in an English provincial town. I turned him loose at Lichfield, my native city, that he might see for once real civility: for you know he lives among savages in Scotland, and among rakes in London.