The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition Never Before Published ...

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Страница 180 - Why, Sir, you \ find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. \ No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Страница 304 - Sir, the life of a parson, of a conscientious clergyman, is not easy. I have always considered a clergyman as the father of a larger family than he is able to maintain. I would rather have Chancery suits upon my hands than the cure of souls. No, Sir, I do not envy a clergyman's life as an easy life, nor do I envy the clergyman who makes it an easy life.
Страница 69 - You will allow his Apology to be well done." JOHNSON: "Very well done, to be sure, Sir. That book is a striking proof of the justice of Pope's remark: "Each might his several province well command, Would all but stoop to what they understand.
Страница 221 - To clear this doubt, to know the world by sight, To find if books, or swains, report it right, (For yet by swains alone the world he knew, Whose feet came wandering o'er the nightly dew...
Страница 412 - If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
Страница 39 - Fielding's Amelia was the most pleasing heroine of all the romances, (he said,) but that vile broken nose never cured, ruined the sale of perhaps the only book, which being printed off [published] betimes one morning, a new edition was called for before night.
Страница 356 - Are these thy views? proceed, illustrious youth, And virtue guard thee to the throne of Truth! Yet should thy soul indulge the...
Страница 347 - He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know't, and he's not robb'd at all.
Страница 256 - His nature is too noble for the world : He would not flatter Neptune for his trident, Or Jove for his power to thunder. His heart's his mouth : What his breast forges, that his tongue must vent ; And, being angry, does forget that ever He heard the name of death.
Страница 30 - The Critical Reviewers, I believe, often review without reading the books through ; but lay hold of a topick, and write chiefly from their own minds. The Monthly Reviewers are duller men, and are glad to read the books through.

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