Letters of James Boswell, Addressed to the Rev. W.J. Temple: Now First Published from the Original Mss

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Страница 44 - As the vessel put out to sea, I kept my eyes upon him for a considerable time, while he remained rolling his majestic frame in his usual manner ; and at last I perceived him walk back into the town, and he disappeared.
Страница 208 - We walked in the evening in Greenwich park. He asked me, I suppose, by way of trying my disposition, " Is not this very fine?" Having no exquisite relish of the beauties of nature, and being more delighted with " the busy hum of men," I answered " Yes, sir ; but not equal to Fleet-street." JOHNSON. "You are right, sir.
Страница 44 - Nay, Sir, it is more likely you should forget me, than that I should forget you." As the vessel put out to sea, I kept my eyes upon him for a considerable time, while he remained rolling his...
Страница 66 - Jamie, mon," he said to a friend. " Jamie is gaen clean gyte. — What do you think, mon ? He's done wi' Paoli — he's off wi' the land-louping scoundrel of a Corsican ; and whose tail do you think he has pinned himself to now, mon ?" Here the old judge summoned up a sneer of most sovereign contempt. " A dominie, mon — an auld dominie ; he keeped a schule, and cau'd it an acaadamy.
Страница 33 - Truth, Sir, is a cow which will yield such people no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull.
Страница 31 - A •ervant's strict regard for truth," said he, " must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher may know that it is merely a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers.
Страница 175 - He was equally acquainted with the elegant and profound parts of science, and that not superficially, but thoroughly. He knew every branch of history, both natural and civil ; had read all the original iibtorians of England, France, and Italy; and was a great antiquarian.
Страница 134 - , in his rude versification, has very judiciously pointed out that degree of intelligence which is to be desired in a female companion : ' Give me, next good, an understanding wife, By Nature wise, not learned by much art ; Some knowledge on her side will all my life More scope of conversation impart ; Besides, her inborne virtue fortifie ; They are most firmly good, who best know why.
Страница 178 - All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it."— I did not push the subject any farther.
Страница 295 - ... haec studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solatium praebent, 'delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur.

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