He upon another occasion , when a friend mentioned to him several
extraordinary facts , as communicated to him by the circumnavigators , slyly
observed , “ Sir , I never before knew how much I was respected by these
gentlemen ; they told ...
He once observed to me , “ Whatever opinion Johnson maintains , I will not say
that he convinces me ; but he never fails to shew me , that he has good reasons
for it . ” I have heard Johnson pay his Lordship this high compliment : “ I never
At least I never wished to have a child . ” Mr. Murphy mentioned Dr. Johnson's
having a design to publish an edition of Cowley . Johnson said , he did not know
but he should ; and he expressed his disapprobation of Dr. Hurd , for having ...
Very probably he had trusted to Shiels's word , and never looked at it so as to
compare it with “ The Lives of the Poets , ” as published under Mr. Cibber's name
. What became of that manuscript I know not . I should have liked much to
This seems strange to Murphy and me , who never felt that anxiety , but sent what
we wrote to the press , and let it take its chance . " Mrs. THRALE . “ The time has
been , Sir , when you felt it . ” Johnson . “ Why really , Madam , I do not recollect ...
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