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
National ilustrated library, 1851
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Good English is plain , easy , and smooth in the mouth of an unaffected English gentleman . Á studied and factitious pronunciation , which requires perpetual attention , and imposes perpetual constraint , is exceedingly disgusting .
Mrs. Thrale got into a convent of English nuns , and I talked with her through the grate , and I am very kindly used by the English Benedictine friars . But upon the whole I cannot make much acquaintance here ; and : though the churches ...
observed to speak French to a Frenchman of high rank , who spoke English ; and being asked the reason , with some expression of surprise , he answered , “ because I think my French is as good as his English .
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