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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TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS . DEAR SIR , “ Be pleased to send to Mr. Banks ,
whose place of residence I do not know , this note , which I have sent open , that ,
if you please , you may read it . “ When you send it , do not use your own seal .
You will there see a chymist's shop , at which you will be pleased to buy for me
an ounce of oil of vitriol ; not spirit of vitriol , but oil of vitriol . It will cost three half -
pence . ” Peyton immediately went , and returned with it , and told him it cost but a
... and a man is always pleased with himself , when he finds his intellectual
inclinations predominate . He observed , that to reason philosophically on the
nature of prayer , was very unprofitable . Talking of ghosts , he said , he knew one
But that I may do impartial justice , and conform to the great rule of Courts , Suum
cuique tribuito , I must add , that their Lordships in general , though they were
pleased to call this " a well - drawn paper , ” preferred the former very inferiour ...
While a former edition of my work was passing through the press , I was
unexpectedly favoured with a packet from Philadelphia , from Mr. James
Abercrombie , a gentleman ' of that country , who is pleased to honour me with
very high praise of ...
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