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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).
Affichage du livre entier - 1874
affectionate afterwards April Ashbourne asked Author Beauclerk believe BENNET LANGTON Boswell's Brocklesby called character compliments conversation David Garrick DEAR SIR death Dictionary dine dinner Doctor Doctor Johnson drink eyes favour feeling Fleet Street Garrick gentleman give Goldsmith guineas happy hear heart Hebrides honour hope humble servant JAMES BOSWELL journey kind King lady laughing learning letter Levett Lichfield LINCOLNSHIRE literary live London look Lord LUCY PORTER Madam man's mentioned mind Miss morning never night observed occasion Oliver Goldsmith once Oxford perhaps pleased pleasure poet poor praise Pray prayers Rambler received remarked Samuel Johnson Scotch Scotland seems Sheridan Sir Joshua Reynolds soon speak SPILSBY Streatham suppose sure talk tell things THOMAS WARTON thought Thrale tion told truth whole wish words write written wrote young
Page 63 - Having carried on my work thus far with so little obligation to any favourer of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so much exultation, " My Lord, " Your Lordship's most humble " Most obedient servant,
Page 111 - I believe, Sir, you have a great many. Norway, too, has noble wild prospects ; and Lapland is remarkable for prodigious noble wild prospects. But, Sir, let me tell you the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England !" ' This unexpected and pointed sally produced a roar of applause.
Page 245 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Page 216 - Please to make my most respectful compliments to all the ladies, and remember me to young George and his sisters. I reckon George begins to show a pair of heels. " Do not be sullen now, but let me find a letter when I come back. "I am, dear Sir, " Your affectionate humble servant,
Page 100 - I found that I had a very perfect idea of Johnson's figure, from the portrait of him painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds soon after he had published his Dictionary, in the attitude of sitting in his easy chair in deep...
Page 355 - Poor stuff! No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy.
Page 146 - He answered, he was not, for he had pretty well told the world what he knew, and must now read to acquire more knowledge. The King, as it should seem with a view to urge him to rely on his own stores as an original writer, and to continue his labours, then said " I do not think you borrow much from any body." 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.
Page 196 - When Sir Joshua mentioned this to Dr. Johnson, he was much displeased with the actor's conceit. 'He'll be of us, (said Johnson) how does he know we will permit him ? The first Duke in England has no right to hold such language.