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Страница 59 - Pray give me leave, Sir; — It is better here — A little of the brown— Some fat, Sir— A little of the stuffing — Some gravy — Let me have the pleasure of giving you some butter— Allow me to recommend a squeeze of this orange ; or the lemon, perhaps, may have more zest." — " Sir, Sir, I am obliged to you, Sir...
Страница 235 - Pretty baby," to one of the children. Langton said very well to me afterwards, that he could repeat Johnson's conversation before dinner, as Johnson had said that he could repeat a complete chapter of "The Natural History of Iceland," from the Danish of Horrebow, the whole of which was exactly thus : — " CHAP. LXXII. Concerning Snakes. " There are no snakes to be met with throughout the whole island.
Страница 65 - You must know, Sir, I lately took my friend Boswell and shewed him genuine civilised life in an English provincial town. I turned him loose at Lichfield, my native city, that he might see for once real civility: for you know he lives among savages in Scotland, and among rakes in London.
Страница 225 - Don't you consider, Sir, that these are not the manners of a gentleman? I will not be baited with what, and why, what is this? what is that? why is a cow's tail long? why is a fox's tail bushy?' The gentleman, who was a good deal out of countenance, said, 'Why, Sir, you are so good, that I venture to trouble you.
Страница 356 - Do not pretend to deny it; manifestum habemus furem ; make it an invariable and obligatory law to yourself never to mention your own mental diseases. If you are never to speak of them you will think on them but little, and if you think little of them, they will molest you rarely.
Страница 225 - Smith's Latin verses on Pococke, the great traveller,2 were mentioned. He repeated some of them, and said they were Smith's best verses. He talked with an tmcommon animation of travelling into distant countries ; that the mind was enlarged by it, and that an acquisition of dignity of character was derived from it. He expressed a particular enthusiasm with respect to visiting the wall of China.
Страница 82 - ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men ; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise ; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Страница 240 - Before dinner Dr. Johnson seized upon Mr. Charles Sheridan's "Account of the Late Revolution in Sweden," and seemed to read it ravenously, as if he devoured it, which was to all appearance his method of studying. "He knows how to read better than any one (said Mrs, Knowles) ; he gets at the substance of a book directly ; he tears out the heart of it.
Страница 388 - I would put a child into a library (where no unfit books are) and let him read at his choice. A child should not be discouraged from reading anything that he takes a liking to, from a notion that it is above his reach. If that be the case, the child will soon find it out and desist ; if not, he of course gains the instruction ; which is so much the more likely to come, from the inclination with which he takes up the study.