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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... a nice and delicate observer of manners , particularly remark , that when upon any occasion Johnson had been rough to any person in company , he took the first opportunity of reconciliation , by drinking to him , or addressing his ...
Now they have such a number of precedents , they have no occasion for abuse . " JOHNSON : " Nay , Sir , they had more law long ago than they have now . As to precedents , to be sure they will increase in course of time ; but the more ...
In our way to the club to - night , when I regretted that Goldsmith would , upon every occasion , endeavour to shine , by which he often exposed himself , Mr. Langton observed , that he was not like Addison , who was content with the ...
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12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Read full review
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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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