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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... Beattie sunk upon us that he was married , or words to that purpose . ” I am not
sure that I understand sunk upon us , which is a very uncommon phrase : but it
seems to me to imply , ( and others , I find , have understood it in the same sense
Why , Sir , you are to consider that the manner and some particular phrases of
person do much to impress you with an idea of him , and you are not sure that he
would say what the mimick says in his character . ” BOSWELL . “ I don't think
He observed , that the Bohemian language , was true Sclavonick . The Swede
said , it had some similarity with the German . JOHNSON . Why , Sir , to be sure ,
such parts of Sclavonia as confine with Germany , will borrow German words ;
As to precedents , to be sure they will increase in course of time ; but the more
precedents there are , the less occasion is there for law ; that is to say , the less
occasion is there for investigating principles . ” SIR A. “ I have been correcting ...
It is an admirable sword , to be sure : but while your enemy is cutting your throat ,
you are unable to use it . VOL . II . 3 - 1772. Besides , Sir , what entitles Sheridan
to DR . JOHNSON . 17.
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