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" The horror of death, which I had always observed in Dr. Johnson, appeared strong to-night. I ventured to tell him, that I had been, for moments in my life, not afraid of death ; therefore I could suppose another man in that state of mind for a considerable... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Page 353
by James Boswell - 1821
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...therefore I could fuppofe another man in that ftate of mind for a confiderable fpace of time. He faid, " he never had a moment in which death was not terrible to him." He added, that it had been obferved, that almoft no man dies in publick, but with apparent refolution; from that defire of praife...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1798 - 446 pages
...therefore I could fuppofe another man in that ftateof mind for a confiderable fpacc of time. He fa'id, he never had a moment in which death was not terrible to him. He added, that it had been obferved, that feareely any man dies in public but with apparent refolution, from that defire of praife...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1803 - 351 pages
...Yet we hope and hope, Jind fancy that he who has lived to-day may live tomorrow. To another friend he said, " He never had a moment in which death was not terrible to him." On another occasion he declared in company at Oxjord, " I am afraid I snail be one of those who shall...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...evening. " I ventured to tell him (says Mr. B.) that I had been, for moments of my life, not afraid of death;, therefore I could suppose another man in that...to him. He added, that it had been observed, that scarcely any man dies in public but with apparent resolution, from that desire of praise which never...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...appeared strong to-night. I ventured to tell him, that I had been, for moments in my life, not afraid of death ; therefore I could suppose another man in that...mind for a considerable space of time. He said, " he V never had a moment in which death was not terrible to him." He added, that it had been observed,...
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A plea for religion and the Sacred Writings: addressed to the disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1809 - 393 pages
...Yet we hope and hope, and fancy that he who has lived to-day, may live to-morrow/' To another friend he said, " He never had a moment in which death was not terrible to him." 4' (6) Alfred, king of England, who fought fifty-six battles with the Danes, many of which were gained...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...moments in my life, not afraid of death ; therefore I could suppose uno'.her man in in atiite of mind for a considerable space of time. He said...moment in which death was not terrible to him." He adiled, that it had been observed, that scarce any man dies in public, but with apparent resolution...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...evening. " I ventured to tell him (says Mr. B.) that I had been, for moments of my life, not afraid of death; therefore I could suppose another man in that...to him. He added, that it had been observed, that scarcely any man dies in public but with apparent resolution, from that desire of praise which never...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...been, for moments in my life, not afraid of death; therefore I could suppose another man in tli.it state of mind for a considerable space of time. He...it had been observed, that scarce any man dies in public, but with apparent resolution ; from that desire of praise which never quits us. I said, Dr....
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - English poetry - 1822
...force. His constitution seemed broken, and his mind partook of the general decay. lie confessed that ' he never had a moment in which death was not terrible to him,' and he contemplated its near approach with extreme terror. He lost his friend Thrale in May, 1781,...
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