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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I remember when he brought me one of his Odes to have my opinion of it , I could not bear such nonsense , and would not let him read it to the end : so little respect had I for that great man ! ( laughing . ) Yet I remember Richardson ...
c . , and sometimes learned ladies ; particularly I remember a French lady of wit and fashion doing him the honour of a visit . He seemed to me to be considered as a kind of public oracle , whom every body thought they had a right to ...
999 An eminent public character being mentioned ; -JOHNSON : " I remember being present when he showed himself to be so corrupted , or at least something so different from what I think right , as to maintain , that a member of ...
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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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