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" There seems to be a strange affectation in authors of appearing to have done everything by chance. The Old Bachelor was written for amusement, in the languor of convalescence. Yet it is apparently composed with great elaborateness of dialogue, and incessant... "
Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H - Page 140
by David Erskine Baker, Stephen Jones - 1812
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 64

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...ftudy, and to be involved in a perpe" tv.al war with knaves and fools." t There feems to be a ftrange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance. The Old Batcbelor was written for amufement, in the languor of convalefcence. Yet it is apparently compofed...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...ftudy, and to be in-4 " volved in a perpetual war with knaves and " fools." 'There feems to be a ftrange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance* The Old Batchelor was written for amufement, in the languor of convalefcence. Yet it is apparently compofed...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...to be in" volved in a perpetual war with knaves and " fools." . ' . ' * There feems to be a ftrange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance. The Old Batcbelor was written for amufement, in the languor of convalefcence. Yet it is apparently compofed...
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profaces, briogrpahical and critical

samuel johnson - 1781
...to be involved in a perpe" tual war with knaves and fools." There feems to be a ftrange affeftation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance. The Old Batchelor was written for amufement, in the languor of convalefcence. Yet it is apparently compofed...
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The works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1801 - 485 pages
...ftudy, and to be in*' volved in a perpetual war with knaves and fools." There feems to be a ftrange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every...thing by chance. The Old Bachelor was written for amufement, in the languor of convalefcence. Yet it is apparently compofed with great elaboratenefs...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...ftudy, and to be inf ' volved in a perpetual war with knaves and fools." There feems to be a ftrange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every...thing by chance. The Old Bachelor was written for amufement, in the languor of convalefcence. Yet it is apparently compofed with great elaboratenefs...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
..." and thankless study, and to be involved in a perpetual war with knaves " and fools." There seems to >be a strange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance. The Old Batchelor was written for amusement^ in the language of convalescence. Yet it is apparently composed...
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the lives of the most eminent english poets with critical observations on ...

samuel johnson, ll.d. - 1806
...ftudy, and to be inf* yplvcd in a perpetual war with knaves and fools." There feems to be a ftrange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance. Tbe Old Bachelor was written for amufement, in the languor of convalefcence. Yet it is apparently compofed...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1811
...difficult and thankless study, and to be involved inja perpetual war with knaves and fools." There seems to be a strange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance. The Old Pachehr was written for amusement in the languor of convalescence. Yet it is apparently composed -with...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...difficult and thankless study, and to be involved in a perpetual war with knaves Snd fools." There seems to be a strange affectation in authors of appearing to have done every thing by chance. tThe Old Bachelor was written for amusement in the languor of convalescence. Yet it is apparently composed...
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