SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

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42 페이지 - Johnson grown old, Johnson in the fulness of his fame and in the enjoyment of a competent fortune, is better known to us than any other man in history. Everything about him — his coat, his wig, his figure, his face, his scrofula, his St. Vitus's dance, his rolling walk, his blinking eye, the outward signs which too clearly marked his approbation of his dinner, his insatiable appetite for fish-sauce and...
61 페이지 - I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government rather than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual. Sir, the danger of the abuse of power is nothing to a private man. What Frenchman is prevented from passing his life as he pleases?" SIR ADAM. "But, Sir, in the British constitution it is surely of importance to keep up a spirit in the people, so as to preserve a balance against the crown.
75 페이지 - I was surprised, after the civilities of my first reception, to find, instead of the leisure and tranquillity which a rural life always promises, and, if well conducted, might always afford, a confused wildness of care, and a tumultuous hurry of diligence, by which every face was clouded, and every motion agitated.
35 페이지 - YVe are not sure that there is in the whole history of the human intellect so strange a phenomenon as this book. Many of the greatest men that ever lived have written biography. Boswell was one of the smallest men that ever lived, and he has beaten them all.
111 페이지 - A kind of strange oblivion has overspread me, so that I know not what has become of the last year ; and perceive that incidents and intelligence pass over me, without leaving any impression.
36 페이지 - Servile and impertinent, — shallow and pedantic, — a bigot and a sot, — bloated with family pride, and eternally blustering about the dignity of a born gentleman, yet stooping to be a talebearer, an eavesdropper, a common butt in the taverns...
76 페이지 - Langton, the courtly sneer of Beauclerk and the beaming smile of Garrick, Gibbon tapping his snuff-box and Sir Joshua with his trumpet in his ear. In the foreground is that strange figure which is as familiar...
93 페이지 - I saved appearances tolerably well; but I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it.
1 페이지 - A Short History of the English People." ROME. By the Rev. M. CREIGHTON, MA, late Fellow and Tutor of Merton College, Oxford. With Eleven Maps. iSmo. is. "The author has been curiously successful in telling in an intelligent way the story of Rome from first to last"— SCHOOL BOARD CHRONICLE.
111 페이지 - Easter 1765 came , and found him still in the same state. "My time," he wrote, "has been unprofitably spent, and seems as a dream that has left nothing behind. My memory grows confused , and I know not how the days pass over me.

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