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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Were it even so , ' said Johnson , Jacob would have resembled St. Paul still more , by not attempting to utter them . ' " " He observed , that the established clergy in general did not preach plain enough ; and that polished periods and ...
Gentlemen of education , ' he observed , were pretty much the same in all countries ; the condition of the lower orders , the poor especially , was the true mark of national discrimination . ' “ When the corn - laws were in agitation in ...
He observed , " The great in France live very magnificently , but the rest very miserably . There is no happy middle state as in England . The shops of Paris are mean ; the meat in the markets is such as would be sent to a gaol in ...
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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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