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account of Corsica acquaintance admirable agreeable amiable amusement Andrew Erskine appear Auchinleck believe best compliments BOSWELL AND ERSKINE Boswell's character comfort confess conversation correspondence Corsican Court of Session daughter David David Hume deal dear friend dear Temple dearest friend dined Edinburgh elegant father favour feel following letter fond gentleman give Gray happy hear honour hope Hume hypochondria imagine Inner Temple James Boswell John Johnson kind lady literary live London Lord Lisburne Lord Lonsdale Mamhead married mind Miss Blair never night obliged occasion opinion Paoli perhaps Perreau pleased pleasure Pray present Princess published racter received remarks Rudd Samuel Johnson says Scotland sensible sincerely Sir Joshua Sir Joshua Reynolds soon spirits strange talk tell Temple's thought tion told uneasy vanity week wife wish woman worthy write written wrote young Zelide
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.