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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My zeal for languages may seem , perhaps , rather overheated , even to those by whom I desire to be well esteemed . To those who have nothing in their thoughts but trade or policy , present power , or present money , I should not think ...
... born railers have endeavoured , surely without effect , to alienate the affections of the people from the only king who for almost a century has much appeared to desire , or much endeavoured to deserve them .
I wrote to Dr. Johnson on the 20th of February , complaining of melancholy , and expressing a strong desire to be with him ; informing him that the ten packets came all safe ; that Lord Hailes was much obliged to him , and said he had ...
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