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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JOHNSON : “ Why so is Scotland your native place . ' His prejudice against Scotland appeared remarkably strong at this time . When I talked of our advancement in literature , “ Sir , ” said he , " you have learnt a little from us ...
A wit about town , who wrote Latin bawdy verses , asked me , how it happened that England and Scotland , which were once two kingdoms , were now one ; and Sir Fletcher Norton did not seem to know that there were such publications as the ...
The author neither says , he is a geographer , nor an antiquarian , nor very learned in the history of Scotland , nor a naturalist , nor a fossilist . The manners of the people , and the face of the country , are all he attempts to ...
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