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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Nay , I did not think about it one way or other ; but he did not tell us of his lady till
late . ” He then spoke of St. Kilda , the most remote of the Hebrides . I told him I
thought of buying it . Johnson . “ Pray do , Sir . We will go and pass a winter amid
Upon another occasion I talked to him on this subject , having myself taken some
pains to improve my pronunciation , by the aid of the late Mr. Love , of Drurylane
theatre , when he was a player at Edinburgh , and also of old Mr. Sheridan .
... of the late Sir Gilbert Elliot ; and may I presume to add that of the present Earl of
Marchmont , who told me , with great good humour , that the master of a shop in
London , where he was not known , said to him , “ I suppose , Sir , you are an ...
... of its being abused . A man who has candles may sit up too late , which he
would not do if he had not candles ; but nobody will deny that the art of making
candles , by which light is continued to us beyond the time that the sun gives us
I have of late turned my thoughts with a very useless earnestness upon past
incidents . I have yet got no command over my thoughts ; an unpleasing incident
is almost certain to hinder my rest . ” . What philosophick heroism was it in him to
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