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" Johnson wrote it, that with the profits he might defray the expense of his mother's funeral, and pay some little debts which she had left. He told Sir Joshua Reynolds, that he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as... "
Staple Inn and its story - Page 103
by Sir Thomas Cato Worsfold - 1903 - 128 pages
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...Strahan the printer told me, that Johnson wrote it, that with the profits he might defray the expence of his mother's funeral, and pay some little debts...composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over'. Mr. Strahan, Mr. Johnston,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...Strahan the printer told me, that Johnson wrote it, that with the profits he might defray the expence of his mother's funeral, and pay some little debts...composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over. Mr. Strahan, Mr. Johnston,...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...Strahan the printer told me, that Johnson wrote it, that with the profits he might defray the expence of his mother's funeral, and pay some little debts...composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over\ Mr. Strahan, Mr. Johnston,...
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The Port Folio

Joseph Dennie, John Elihu Hall - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1820
...her funeral, he wrote his romance of " Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia." According to his own account, he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and never re-perused it when finished. It is, however, one...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...funeral, and of paying some small debts she left. The cause gave inspiration and vigour to his pen. He told Sir JOSHUA REYNOLDS that he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to press as it was written, and had never since read it over. Such a fact must raise our admiration of the astonishing...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English Language - 1805
...her funeral, he wrote his romance of " Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia." According to his own account, he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and never re-perused it when finished. It is, however, one...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...expence of his mother's funeral, and pay 1g^ some little debts which she had left. He told Sir 50.' Joshua Reynolds, that he composed it in the evenings of one week, 9 sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over.' Mr. Strahan,...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - Historical fiction - 1809 - 120 pages
...profits he might defray the expence of her funeral, and pay some little debts which he had contracted. He told Sir Joshua Reynolds that he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over. He received for the copy...
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical: illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1809
...t No. 1M. Promptitude in the execution of his task, there* fore, became a duty ; and he declared to Sir Joshua Reynolds, that " he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over !" The sum obtained from...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1809
...t-No. 126. Promptitude in the execution of his task, therefore, became a duty ; and he declared to Sir Joshua Reynolds, that " he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over!" The sum obtained from the...
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