The works of Samuel Johnson

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Страница 455 - ... commemoration available to the confirmation of my faith, the establishment of my hope, and the enlargement of my charity; and make the death of thy Son JESUS CHRIST effectual to my redemption. Have mercy upon me, and pardon the multitude of my offences. Bless my friends ; have mercy upon all men. Support me, by thy Holy Spirit, in the days of weakness, and at the hour of death ; and receive me, at my death, to everlasting happiness, for the sake of JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
Страница 338 - I cannot forbear to mention, that neither reason nor revelation denies you to hope, that you may increase her happiness, by obeying her precepts ; and that she may, in her present state, look, with pleasure, upon every act of virtue, to which her instructions or example have contributed.
Страница 288 - It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature ; or that there is no further state to come, unto which this seems progressional, and otherwise made in vain...
Страница 446 - JESUS CHRIST'S sake; to whom with thee and the HOLY GHOST, three persons and one GOD, be all honour and glory, world without end, Amen."1 BOSWELL. " Pray, Mr. Dilly, how does Dr. Leland's History of Ireland sell...
Страница 444 - I am afraid however that my counsel is vain, yet I have eased my heart by giving it. When Queen Mary took the resolution of sheltering herself in England, the Archbishop of St. Andrew's, attempting to dissuade her, attended on her journey; and when they came to the irremeable...
Страница 308 - His style is, indeed, a tissue of many languages ; a mixture of heterogeneous words, brought together from distant regions, with terms originally appropriated to one art, and drawn by violence into the service of another. He must however be confessed to have augmented our philosophical diction : and in defence of his uncommon words and expressions, we must consider, that he had uncommon sentiments, and was not content to express in many words that idea for which any language could supply a single...
Страница 60 - He was the first man who brought the ships to contemn castles on shore, which had been thought ever very formidable, and were discovered by him to make a noise only, and to fright those who could rarely be hurt by them. He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience what mighty things they could do if they were resolved...
Страница 284 - ... and had^[ lately declared, that " the whole world was made for man, " but only the twelfth part of man for woman ;" and, that " man is the whole world, but woman only " the rib or crooked part of man.
Страница 378 - The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Страница 216 - London, for a guinea a week. He was afterwards raised to the office of clerk of the franks, in which he acted with great spirit and firmness ; and often stopped franks, which were given by members of parliament to their friends, because he thought such extension of a peculiar right illegal. This raised many complaints, and having stopped, among others, a frank given to the old duchess of Marlborough by Mr.

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