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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D. IN 1772 Dr. Johnson was altogether quiescent as an authour ; but it will be
found , from the various evidences which I shall bring together , that his mind was
acute , lively and vigorous . TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS . DEAR SIR , “ Be ...
He praised Dr. Joseph Warton's Essay on Pope ; but said , “ he supposed we
should have no more of it , as the authour had not been able to persuade the
world to think of Pope as he did . ” BosWELL . " Why , Sir , should that prevent him
He answered , “ A conceited fellow . Were a man to write so now , the boys would
throw stones at him . ” He , however , did not alter my opinion of a favourite
authour , to whom I was first directed by his being quoted in “ The Spectator , "
and in ...
The impression is not magnificent , but it flatters an authour , because the * This
gentleman , who now resides in America in a publick character of coniderable
dignity , desired that his name might not be transcribed at full length . 5 Now
Of Dr. John Campbell , the authour , he said , “ He is a very inquisitive and a very
able man , and a man of good religious principles , though I am afraid he has
been deficient in practice . Campbell is radically right ; and we may hope , that in
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