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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He had said in in the morning , that “ Macaulay's History of St. Kilda ” was very
well written , except some foppery about liberty and slavery . I mentioned to him
that Macaulay told me , he was advised to leave out of his book the wonderful
SIR A. “ I think , Sir , almost all great lawyers , such at least as have written upon
law , have known only law , and nothing else . ” John , son . “ Why no , Sir ; Judge
Hale was a great lawyer , and wrote upon law ; and yet he knew a great many ...
He said , “ Goldsmith's life of Parnell is poor ; not that it is poorly written , but that
he had poor materials ; for nobody can write the life of a man , but those who
have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him . ” I said , that if it was
1772. for Dryden , as has been reported ; for we know some Estar of the
passages said to be ridiculed , were written since 63. the Rehearsal ; at least a
passage mentioned in the Prefaces is of a later date . " I maintained that it had
merit as a ...
A book of travels , lately published under the title of Coriat Junior , and written by
Mr. Paterson , was 5 [ Johnson's severity against Fielding did not arise from any
viciousness in his style , but from his loose life , and the profligacy of almost all ...
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