Doctor Johnson: A Play

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 1923 - 120 страници

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Страница 76 - No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Страница 86 - Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and...
Страница 24 - Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and •cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.
Страница 57 - Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful 'for anything we allow them short of hanging.
Страница 89 - We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Страница 79 - Marriage is the best state for man in general ; and every man is a worse man, in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.
Страница 47 - David Hume related to me from Mr. Garrick, that Johnson at last denied himself this amusement, from Considerations of rigid virtue ; saying, " I'll come no more behind your scenes, David ; for the silk stockings and white bosoms of your actresses excite my amorous propensities.
Страница 38 - Inviting a Friend to Supper Tonight, grave sir, both my poor house, and I Do equally desire your company: Not that we think us worthy such a guest, But that your worth will dignify our feast. With those that come; whose grace may make that seem Something, which, else, could hope for no esteem. It is the fair acceptance, sir, creates The entertainment perfect: not the cates. Yet shall you have, to rectify your palate, An olive, capers, or some better...
Страница 82 - No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.
Страница 49 - Nay, my dear Lady, this will never do. Poor David! Smile with the simple; — What folly is that? And who would feed with the poor that can help it? No, no; let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.