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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Boswell . " At present , Sir , I think riches seem to gain most respect . ” Johnson . “
No , Sir , riches do not gain hearty respect ; they only procure external attention .
A very 1772. rich man , from low beginnings , may buy DR . JOHNSON . il.
... and may I presume to add that of the present Earl of Marchmont , who told me ,
with great good humour , that the master of a shop in London , where he was not
known , said to him , “ I suppose , Sir , you are an American . " " Why so , Sir ?
The letter had something of the impudence of Junius to our present King . But the
men of Wolverhampton were not so inflammable as the Common - Council of
London ; so Mr. Elwal failed in his scheme of making himself a man of great ...
After Mr. Erskine was gone , a discussion took place , whether the present Earl of
Buchan , when Lord Cardross , did right to refuse to go Secretary of the Embassy
to Spain , when Sir James Gray , a man of inferiour rank , went Ambassadour .
But however provoked , he never exceeded the limits of moderation , for he
inflicted nothing beyond present pain : and how much of that was required , no
man is so little able to determine as those who have determined against him : —
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