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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.

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THE

L I F E

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D.

IN 1772 Dr. Johnson was altogether quiescent as an authour; but it will be found, from the various evidences which I shall bring together, that his mind was acute, lively and vigorous.

TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS.

DEAR SIR,

“ Be pleased to send to Mr. Banks, whose place of residence I do not know, this note, which I have sent open, that, if you please, you may read it. “ When you send it, do not use your own seal.

“ I am, Sir,

* Your most humble servant, 66 Feb. 27, 1772.

" SAM. JOHNSON."

TO JOSEPH BANKS, ESQ.
Perpetua ambitá bis terrå præmia lactis

Hæc habet altrici Capra secunda Jovis.".
SIR,

“ I RETURN thanks to you and to Dr. Solander for the pleasure which I received in yesterday's conversation. I could not recollect a motto for your Goat, but

liecenaar as law. 1943

* Thus translated by a friend :

“ In fame scarce second to the nurse of Jove,

“ This Goat, who twice the world had traversed round, “ Deserving both her master's cate and love,

“ Ease and perpetual pasture now has found.”

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