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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Of Dr. Beattie I should have thought much , but that his lady puts him out of my
head ; she is a very lovely woman . “ The ejection which you come hither to
oppose , appears very cruel , unreasonable , and oppressive . I should think
there could ...
He sunk upon us that he was married ; 63. else we should have shown his lady
more civilities . fine woman . But how can you show civilities to a non - entity ? I
did not think he had been married . Nay , I did not think about it one way or other
... great acuteness of observation , great retention of what is observed , and great
pliancy of organs , to represent what is observed . I remember a lady of quality in
this town , Lady wonderful mimick , and used to make me laugh immoderately .
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
No name is yet 2 Given by a lady at Edinburgh . • There had been masquerades
in Scotland ; but not for a very long time . given it . The chief diversion arises from
a stratagem 54 THE LIFE OF “ Divisum imperium cum Jove Cæsar habet." ...
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