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Johnson , by candidly ad, " [ From a letter written by Dr . Johnson to Dr . Joseph
Warton , the day after the publication of his Shakspeare , Oct . 9 , 1765 , ( See
Wool ' s Memoirs of Dr . Warton , 4to . 1806 ) it appears that Johnson spent some
But I wonder , sir , you have not more pleasure in writing than in not writing . ... in
my mind , perhaps fifty at a time , walking up and down in my room ; and then I
have written them down , and often from laziness , have written only half lines .
I wish I had written sooner , lest , writing now , I should renew your grief ; but I
would not forbear saying what I have now said . “ The loss is , I hope , the only
misfortune of a family to whom no misfortune at all should hapwill be , how he
He has no great regular fund of knowledge ; but by reading so long , and writing
so long , he no doubt has picked up a good deal . ” He said he had ... Hume
would never have written bistory , had not Voltaire written it before him . He is an
The apology was written so much in Dr . Johnson ' s manner that both Mrs .
Williams and I supposed it to be his ; but when he came home , he soon
undeceived us . When he said to Mrs . Williams , “ Well , Dr . Goldsmith ' s
manifesto has got ...
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