Letters of James Boswell, Addressed to the Rev. W.J. Temple: Now First Published from the Original MSS, with Introduction and Notes

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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 212 - 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 178 - All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it."— I did not push the subject any farther.
Страница 176 - ... merely as a man of letters; and though without birth, or fortune, or station, his desire was to be looked upon as a private independent gentleman, who read for his amusement. Perhaps it may be said, What signifies so much knowledge, when it produced so little?
Страница 17 - At last, on Monday the 16th of May, when I was sitting in Mr. Davies's back-parlour, after having drunk tea with him and Mrs. Davies, Johnson unexpectedly came into the shop ; and Mr.
Страница 60 - I was going to recommend to you, when I received your letter : it has pleased and moved me strangely, all (I mean) that relates to Paoli. He is a man born two thousand years after his time ! The pamphlet proves what I have always maintained, that any fool may write a most valuable book by chance, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity.

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