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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Goldsmith told us that he was now busy in writing a Natural History ; and , that he might have full leisure for it , he had taken lodgings at a farmer's house , near to the six mile - stone , on the Edgewareroad ...
The sweetmeats taken by the Marchioness Blanchetti , after observing that they were dear . Mr. Le Roy , Count Manucci , the Abbé , the Prior , and Father Wilson , who staid with me , till I took him home in the coach .
These short notes of his tour , though they may seem minute taken singly , make together a considerable mass of information , and exhibit such an ardour of enquiry and acuteness of examination , as , I believe , are found in but few ...
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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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