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 began by observing , that he understood he came sometimes to the library ; and then mentioned his having heard that the Doctor had been lately at Oxford , asked him if he was not fond of going thither .
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 ...
The king then talked of literary journals , mentioned particularly the Journal des Savans , and asked Johnson if it was well done . Johnson said , it was formerly very well done , and gave some account of the ...
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