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, Том 2

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Сторінка 263 - He died of a fever, exasperated, as I believe, by the fear of distress. He had raised money and squandered it, by every artifice of acquisition and folly of expense. But let not his frailties be remembered ; he was a very great man.
Сторінка 244 - He then burst into such a fit of laughter, that he appeared to be almost in a convulsion ; and, in order to support himself, laid hold of one of the posts at the side of the foot pavement, and sent forth peals so loud, that in the silence of the night his voice seemed to resound from Temple Bar to Fleet Ditch.
Сторінка 5 - Redress the rigours of the inclement clime ; Aid slighted truth with thy persuasive strain ; Teach erring man to spurn the rage of gain : Teach him, that states of native strength...
Сторінка 63 - Your history was copied from books ; your journal rose out of your own experience and observation. You express images which operated strongly upon yourself, and you have impressed them with great force upon your readers. I know not whether I could name any narrative by which curiosity is better excited, or better gratified.
Сторінка 70 - He would not allow much merit to Whitfield's oratory. " His popularity, Sir," said he, " is chiefly owing to the peculiarity of his manner. He would be followed by crowds were he to wear a night-cap in the pulpit, or were he to preach from a tree.
Сторінка 44 - Sir. you do not know it to be good or bad till the judge determines it. I have said that you are to state facts fairly; so that your thinking. or what you call knowing a cause to be bad. must be from reasoning. must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive.
Сторінка 383 - This is a cat, and that is a dog, with four legs, and a tail ; see there ! you are much better than a cat or a dog, for you can speak.
Сторінка 194 - I fancy, sir, this is the first time that he has been engaged in such an adventure." JOHNSON. " Why, sir, I believe it is the first time he has beat'; he may have been beaten before. This, sir, is a new plume to him.
Сторінка 36 - Johnson said, he thought he had already done his part as a writer. "I should have thought so too," said the King, "if you had not written so well.
Сторінка 36 - Johnson answered that he thought more than he read ; that he had read a great deal in the early part of his life, but having fallen into ill health, he had not been able to read much, compared with others : for instance, he said he had not read much compared with Dr. Warburton.

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