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"What I consider as the peculiar value of the following work, is the quantity it contains of Johnson's conversation, which is universally acknowledged to have been eminently instructive and entertaining."-Boswell.
"Dr. Johnson's conversations, in Boswell's Life, is much better than his published works: and the fragments of the opinions of celebrated men, preserved in their letters, or in anecdotes of them, are justly sought after as invaluable, for the same reason."-BALDWIN'S LONDON MAGAZINE.