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 ...
What strange narrowness of mind now is that , to think the things we have not
known , are better than the things which we have known . ” Boswell . “ Why , Sir ,
that is a common prejudice . ” Johnson . “ Yes , Sir , but a common prejudice
I put him in mind of a meaning of the word side , which he had omitted , viz .
relationship ; as father's side , mother's side . He inserted it . I asked him if
humiliating was a good word . He said , he had seen it frequently used , but he
did not know ...
Johnson . “ Sir , Mr. Elwal was , I think , an ironmonger at Wolverhampton ; and
he had a mind to make himself famous , by being the founder of a new sect ,
which he wished much should be called Elwallians . He held , that every thing in
... being probably uncertain whether he was asleep or awake , when his mind
was impressed with the solemn presentiment with which the fact afterwards
happened so wonderfully to correspond . 1 1772. duty of a parent ; and has never
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