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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Johnson . " On the 21st of March , I was happy to find myself again in my friend's
study , and was glad to see my old acquaintance , Mr. Francis Barber , who was
now returned home . Dr. Johnson received me with a hearty welcome ; saying , “ I
Johnson . " Why , Sir , you cannot 63 . account for the fancies of men . - Well , how
does Lord Elibank ? and how does Lord Monboddo ? ” BOSWELL . “ Very well ,
Sir . Lord Monboddo still maintains the superiority of the savage life . ” Johnson .
Johnson . “ Why , Sir , I could have wished 1772 . that it had been a temporary act
, perhaps , to have ex- Ætat . pired with the century . I am against abolishing it ; 63
. because that would be declaring it wrong to establish it ; but I should have no ...
Johnson . Why , Sir , we must either suppose that passage to be metaphorical , or
hold with many divines , and all the Purgatorians , that departed souls do not all
at once arrive at the utmost perfection of which they are capable . ” BOSWELL .
Johnson said to me afterwards , “ Sir , this is a mighty intelligent lady . " I said
there was not half a guinea's worth of pleasure in seeing this place . Johnson .
But , Sir , there is half a guinea's worth of inferiority to other people in not having
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