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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He again justly observed , that we could have no certainty of the truth of
supernatural appearances , unless something was told us which we could not
know by ordinary means , or something done which could not be done but by
supernatu . ral ...
But to be a good mimick , requires great powers ; 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 ...
... Dr. Johnson whether one might write a history of Sweden , without going thither
. “ Yes , Sir , ( said he , ) one for common use , 1 1772 . We talked of languages .
Johnson observed DR . JOHNSON . 13.
Johnson observed that Leibnitz had made some progress in a work , tracing all
Etat . 63. languages up to the Hebrew . • Why , Sir , ( said he , ) you would not
imagine that the French jour , day , is derived from the Latin dies , and yet nothing
Sir Alexander observed , that the Chancellors in England are chosen from views
much inferiour to the office , being chosen from temporary political views .
Johnson . “ Why , Sir , in such a government as ours , po man is appointed to an
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