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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As I suppose your great work will soon be reprinted , I beg leave to trouble with a remark on a passage of it , in which I am a little misrepresented . Be not alarmed ; the misrepresentation is not imputable to you .
It is in our language , I think , a new mode of history which tells all that is wanted , and , I suppose , all that is known , without laboured splendour of language , or affected subtlety of conjecture . The exactness of his dates ...
Rhinoceros , the horn broken and pared away , which , I suppose , will grow ; the basis , I think , four inches across ; the skin folds like loose cloth doubled over his body , and cross his hips ; a vast animal , though young ; as big ...
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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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