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" If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.' The celebrated Mr Wilkes, whose notions and habits of life were very opposite to his,... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a Tour to ... - Page 165
by James Boswell - 1900
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...are cold and dull. The proposition which I have now endeavoured to illustrate was, at a subsequent period of his life, the opinion of Johnson himself....literature and vivacity, sallied forth with a little Jeu d' Esprit upon the following passage in his Grammar of the English Tongue, prefixed to the Dictionary:...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...will coalesce a great deal sooner than those who are cold and dull. illustrate was, at a subsequent period of his Life, the opinion of Johnson himself....literature and vivacity, sallied forth with a little Jeu d' Esprit upon the following passage • in his Grammar of the English Tongue, prefixed to the...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...are cold and dull. The proposition which I have now endeavoured to illustrate was, at a subsequent period of his life, the opinion of Johnson himself....literature and vivacity, sallied forth with a little Jeu d' Esprit upon the following passage in his Grammar of the English Tongue, prefixed to the Dictionary;...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...most compre-hensi-ce The proposition which I have now endeavoured to illustrate was, at a subsequent period of his life, the opinion of Johnson himself....Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair" This light sally, we may suppose, made no great im- 46. pression on our Lexicographer; for we find...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...A man may be so much of every thing, that he is nothing of any thing." At a late period of his life he said to Sir Joshua Reynolds, " If a man does not...Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.'' During a visit at Oxford, the following conversation passed between the Doctor and Mr. Boswell on the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...are cold and dull. The proposition which I have now endeavoured to illustrate was, at a subsequent period of his life, the opinion of Johnson himself....literature and vivacity, sallied forth with a little Jcu iГ Esprit upon the following passage in hie Grammar of the English Tongue, prefixed to the Dictionary...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...A man may be so much of every thing, that he is nothing of any thing." At a late period of his life he said to Sir Joshua Reynolds, " If a man does not...should -keep his friendship in constant repair.''' During a visit at Oxford, the following conversation passed between the Doctor and Mr. Boswell on the...
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The Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds : Comprising Original Anecdotes of ..., Volume 1

James Northcote - Art - 1819
...the part of Johnson, for having, in a degree, forced himself into an intimacy ; when Johnson said, " If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone: a man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair." 1758. jETAT. 34. FROM a letter of...
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Johnsoniana: From Boswell's Life of the Great Lexicographer and Moralist ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 355 pages
...as to some point : I am only saying that / could do it. You put me in mind of Sappho, in. Ovid." * He said to Sir Joshua Reynolds, " If a man does not...life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man should keep his friendship in constant repair." Amid the cokl obscurity of Johnson's early life, there...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...endeavoured to illnstrate was, at a subseqnent period of his life, the opinion of Johnson hiiuself. He said to Sir Joshua Reynolds, " If a man does not...acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon und himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair." The celebrated...
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