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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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 do not mean that we should speak as broad as a certain prosperous member of
Parliament from that country ; though it has been well observed , that " it has been
of no small use to him ; as it rouses the attention of the House by its ...
After urging the common plausible topicks , I at last had recourse to the maxim , in
vino veritas , a man who is well warmed with wine will speak truth . Johnson . “
Why , Sir , that may be • an argument for drinking , if you suppose men in general
At Mr. Thrale's , in the evening , he repeated his usual paradoxical declamation
against action in publick speaking . “ Action can have no effect upon reasonable
minds . It may augment noise , but it never can enforce argument . If you speak to
It may , per- 1773 . haps , be necessary for a native to be more cautious ; Ætat .
but a foreigner who comes among us without prejudice , 64 . may be considered
as holding the place of a Judge , and may speak his mind freely . ” Johnson .
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