The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, Том 2
W. Andrews and L. Blake, and Cushing and Appleton, Salem, 1807
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I regretted the reflection in his preface to Shakspeare against Garrick , to whom
we cannot but apply the following passage : “ I collated such copies as I could
procure , and wished for more , but have not found the collectors of these rarities
A gentleman attacked Garrick for being vain . Johnson . “ No wonder , Sir , that he
is vain ; a man who ... No , Sir , I should not be surprised though Garrick chained
the ocean and lashed the winds . ” Boswell . “ Should it not be , Sir , lashed the ...
Garrick had remarked to me of him , a few days before , “ Rabelais and all other
wits are nothing compared with him . You may be diverted by them ; but Johnson
gives you a forcible hug , and shakes laughter out of you whether you will or no .
Goldsmith having said , that Garrick's compliment to 64 . the Queen , which he
introduced into the play of . The Chances , ' which he had altered and revised this
year , was mean and gross flattery ; -Johnson . “ Why , Sir , I would not write , I ...
... whom I then saw for the first time , and whose splendid talents had long made
me ardently wish for his acquaintance ; Dr. Nugent , Mr. Garrick , Dr. Goldsmith ,
Mr. ( afterwards Sir William ) Jones , and the company with whom I had dined .
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