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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His Majesty then asked him what he thought of Lord Lyttelton's history , which was then just published . Johnson said , he thought his style pretty good , but that he had blamed Henry the Second rather too much .
His Majesty then talked of the controversy between Warburton and Lowth , which he seemed to have read , and asked Johnson what he thought of it . Johnson answered , " Warburton has most general , most scholastic learning : Lowth is the ...
BOSWELL : " I suppose , Sir , he has thought superficially , and seized the first notions which occurred to his mind . " JOHNSON : " Why then , Sir , still he is like a dog , that snatches the piece next him . Did you never observe that ...
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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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