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 am glad that you are going to be married ; and as I wish you well in things of less importance , wish you well with proportionate ardour in this crisis of your life . What I can contribute to your happiness , I should be very ...
But besides , a man had rather have a hundred lies told of him , than one truth which he does not wish should be told . " GOLDSMITH : " For my part , I'd tell truth , and shame the devil . " JOHNSON : " Yes , Sir ; but the devil will be ...
A man would not submit to learn to hem a ruffle of his wife , or of his wife's maid ; but if a mere wish could attain it , he would rather wish to be able to hem a ruffle . " He again advised me to keep a journal fully and minutely ...
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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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