An Account of the Life of Dr. Samuel Johnson: From His Birth to His Eleventh Year

R. Phillips, 1805 - 144 sivua

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Sivu 71 - Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward.
Sivu 132 - I can give no account, but impute it to some sudden succession of cold to heat ; such as in the common road of life cannot be avoided, and against which no precaution can be taken. Of the fallaciousness of hope, and the uncertainty of schemes, every day gives some new proof ; but it is seldom heeded, till something rather felt than seen awakens attention. This illness, in which I have suffered something and feared much more, has depressed my confidence and elation ; and made me consider all that...
Sivu 127 - ... am persuaded you had not time to say more, or you could not have concluded your last as you did. A moment's reflection would have prevented a needless wish. Have you read Mr. Law ? not cursorily, but with attention ? I wish you would consider him ; ' His appeal to all that doubt, &c?
Sivu 10 - In a few weeks an inflammation was discovered on my buttock, which was at first, I think, taken for a burn ; but soon appeared to be a natural disorder. It swelled, broke, and healed.
Sivu 16 - I always retained some memory of this journey, though I was then but thirty months old. I remembered a little dark room behind the kitchen, where the jack-weight fell through a hole in the floor, into which I once slipped my leg.
Sivu 135 - I am perhaps as sincere as the writer. In all things that terminate here I shall be much guided by your influence, and should take or leave by your direction; but I cannot receive my religion from any human hand.
Sivu 77 - D'Aranda and the young ladies desire compliments. My regards to Miss Williams." LETTER XIV. "Tissington, 12th September, 1754. "DEAR SIR, — I told you I would call upon you before I left London, if I could. I much desired to have seen you again ; it was in my mind all Thursday, but so it happened, that it was not in my power. Mr. Fitzherbert having changed his mind and determined not to go to Tunbridge, suddenly took up another resolution, which was to take a house in town, and engaged me to go...
Sivu 9 - SEPT. 7,' 1709, I was born at Lichfield. My mother had a very difficult and dangerous labour, and was assisted by George Hector, a man-midwife of great reputation. I was born almost dead, and could not cry for some time. When he had me in his arms, he said,
Sivu 40 - ... pleased with your letter, as one of the prettiest things I ever read in my life, and longed to praise you in reply to it, as a proof of my being convinced, that, as a friend, I owed you this honest tribute. But, alas! all my purposes of writing were prevented; first, by a series of family engagements and perplexities, which much affected me, and lately, by what, I believe, is in part the consequence of them, sickness. I have a very tender, weak body...
Sivu 22 - I was once very anxious about the next day, when this exercise was to be performed, in which I had failed till I was discouraged. My mother encouraged me, and I proceeded better. When I told her of my good escape, 'We often,' said she, dear mother! 'come off best, when we are most afraid.' She told me, that, once when she asked me about forming verbs, I said, 'I did not form them in an ugly shape.

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