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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I have , from my respect for my friend Dr. Beattie , and regard to his extreme
sensibility , inserted the foregoing letter , though I cannot but wonder at his
considering as any imputation a phrase commonly used among the best friends ..
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I should not have been against making the marriage of any of the royal family
without the approbation of King and Parliament , highly criminal . " In the morning
we had talked of old families , and the respect due to them . Johnson . “ Sir , you ...
That shows that the respect for family is not merely fanciful , but has an actual
operation . If gentlemen of family would allow the rich upstarts to spend their
money profusely , which they are ready enough to do , and not vie with them in
Johnson said to me , Sir , your pronunciation is not offensive . ” With this
concession I was pretty well satisfied ; and let me give my countrymen of North -
Britain an advice not to aim at absolute perfection in this respect ; not to speak
I could not agree with him in this criticism ; for though Sir John Dalrymple's style is
not regularly formed in any respect , and one cannot help smiling sometimes at
his affected grandiloquence , there is in his writing a pointed vivacity , and much ...
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