Latin , though his Excellency did not understand it , owing , perhaps , to Johuson's English pronunciation : yet , upon another occasion , he was observed to speak French to a Frenchman of high rank , who spoke English ; and being asked ...
... which I should not obtrude upon the world , were it not that the part which Dr. Johnson's friendship for me made him take in it , was the occasion of an exertion of bis abilities , which it would be injustice to conceal .
But I thiok that conscience is not well informed , and that self and she ought on this occasion to be of a side . " This letter , which had considerable influence upon'my mind , I sent to Dr. Johnson , begging to hear from him again ...
... he exerted himself with that zeal for wbich he was remarkable upon every similar occasion . But , on enquiry into the ipatter , he found that the scheme was not likely to be soon carried into execution ; the profits arising from the ...
He took occasion to enlarge , as he oftto did , upon the wretchedness of a sea - life . A ship is worse than it gol . There is , in a gaol , better air , better company , better conveniency of every hind ; and a ship has the additional ...
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LibraryThing Review사용자 리뷰 - MrsLee - LibraryThing
Obviously, this rating is for myself alone. Two stars in my library means that I did not like the book, but that someone else might. In this case, I found Boswell to fawning for my enjoyment, and ... 전체 리뷰 읽기
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Boswell is a good biographer, better than most modern ones. Samuel Johnson was quite a character, one who, even today, would be interesting to know. Whether discussing the rebellion in the North ... 전체 리뷰 읽기