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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... particular circumstances . You must shew some learning upon this occasion .
You must shew , that a schoolmaster has a prescriptive right to beat ; and that an
action of assault and battery cannot be admitted against him , 14 THE LIFE OF.
... were formerly . I fancy they had less law long ago , and so were obliged to take
to abuse , to fill up the time . Now they have such a number of 1 1772. precedents
, they have no occasion for abuse . DR . JOHNSON , 15.
1772. precedents , they have no occasion for abuse . ” JOHNÆtat.son . “ Nay , Sir
, they had more law long ago than they 63. have now . As to precedents , to be
sure they will increase in course of time ; but the more precedents there are , the
But you must read him for the sentiment , and consider the story as only giving
occasion to the sentiment . " - have already given my opinion of Fielding ; but I
cannot refrain from repeating here my wonder at Johnson's excessive and ...
Sir , ( said Johnson , ) in a country so commercial as ours , where every man can
do for himself , there is not so much occasion for that attachment . No man is
thought the worse of here , whose brother was hanged . In uncommercial
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