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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It is enough to allow the people to remonstrate against the nomination of a
minister for solid reasons . " ( I suppose he meant heresy or immorality . ) He was
engaged to dine abroad , and asked me to return to him in the evening , at nine ...
If gentlemen of family would allow the rich upstarts to spend their money
profusely , which they are ready enough to do , and not vie with them in expence ,
the upstarts would soon be at an end , and the gentlemen would remain ; but if
Will you not allow , Sir , that he draws very natural pictures of buman life ? ”
Johnson . “ Why , Sir , it is of very low life . Richardson used to say , that had he
not known who Fielding was , he should have believed he was an ostler . Sir ,
there is ...
Would not you allow a man to drink for that reason ? " Johnson . “ Yes , Sir , if he
sat next you . ” I expressed a liking for Mr. Francis Osborne's works , and asked
him what he thought of that writer . He answered , “ A conceited fellow . Were a ...
7 He would not allow Scotland to derive any credit from Lord Mansfield ; for he
was educated in England . “ Much ( said he , ) may be made of a Scotchman , if
he be caught young Talking of a modern historian and a modern moralist , he
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