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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79 77 >> 27 > observed , may be true ; but is nothing against the system . The mem . bers of an University may , for a season , be unmindful of their duty . I am arguing for the excellency of the institution .
Talking of history , Johnson said , “ We may know historical facts to be true , as we may know facts in common life to be true . Motives are generally unknown . We cannot trust to the characters we find in history , unless when they are ...
a 66 not one sentence of true criticism in her book . ” GARRICK : “ But , Sir , surely it shows how much Voltaire has mistaken Shakspeare , which nobody else has done . ' JOHNSON : “ Sir , nobody else has thought it worth while .
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