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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4 “ Burke is a great man by nature , and is expected soon to attain civil greatness . I am grown greater too , for I have maintained the newspapers these many weeks ; and what is greater still , I have risen every morning since ...
I was at first inclined to answer this pamphlet ; but Johnson , who knew that my doing so would only gratify Kenrick , by keeping alive what would soon die away of itself , would not suffer me to take any notice of it .
66 17 a quit the stage , would soon have an easier life . JOHNSON : I doubt that , Sir . ” BOSWELL : Why , Sir , he will be Atlas with the burden off his back . JOHNSON : “ But I know not , if he will be so steady without his load .
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