The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works in Chronological Order ; a Series of His Epistolary 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 2
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No , Sir , there is no real criticism in it : none showing the beauty of thought , as formed on the workings of the human heart . " The admirers of this Essay1 may be offended at the slighting manner in which Johnson spoke of it ...
was his own situation , or the state of the public , or the state of human nature in general , though he saw the evils , his mind was turned to resolution , and never to whining or complaint . We went again to St. Clement's in the ...
observation upon human nature better founded than this ; and , in many cases , it is a very painful truth ; for where early habits have been mean and wretched , the joy and elevation resulting from better modes of life must be damped by ...
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Frontispiece Johnsons interview with George III
Johnsons fit of laughter at the Temple Gate from an original drawing
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