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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However , though there should be little profit in money , there is a considerable profit in pleasure , as it gives to one nation the productions of another ; as we have wines and fruits , other foreign articles brought to us .
JOHNSON : “ No , Sir , I should not have a pleasure in teaching it . BOSWELL : “ Have you not a pleasure in teaching men ? There I have you . You have the same pleasure in teaching men , that I should have in teaching children .
That you should delight to come once a year to the fountain of intelligence and pleasure , is very natural ; but both information and pleasure must be regulated by propriety . Pleasure , which cannot be obtained but by unseasonable or ...
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