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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son , on whom I happened to call in the morning , said , 1772 . he would join us ,
which he did , and we spent a very Etat . agreeable day , though I recollect but
little of what 68 . passed . He said , Walpole was a minister given by the King to
... which that opinion shall be passed . He lives by a law , ( if a law it be , which he
can never know before he has offended it . To this case may be justly applied that
important principle , misera est servitus ubi jus est aut incognitum aut vagum .
3 Much pleasant conversation passed , which Johnson relished with great good
humour . But his conversation alone , or what led to it , or was interwoven with it ,
is the business of this work . On Saturday , May 1 , we dined by ourselves at our ...
We hear it sometimes urged , that this original right 1773 . is passed out of
memory , and is obliterated and obscurEtat . ed by many translations of property
and changes of 64 . government ; that scarce any church is now in the hands of
Johnson perceived this , and said aside to some of us , “ I'll make Goldsmith
forgive me ; ” and then called to him in a loud voice , “ Dr. Goldsmith , --something
passed to - day where you and I dined ; I ask your pardon . ” Goldsmith answered
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