The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

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BRINGING WORLDS TOGETHER In the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Boswell successfully brought together his two worlds—that of Scotland and that of London. Samuel Johnson is a microcosm of London ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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In 1773 James Boswell (age 33) convinced his older friend Samuel Johnson (age 64) to go on a 4 month tour of Scotland. Boswell took on the role of tour guide and confidant introducing Johnson to the ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Σελίδα 322 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground •which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the...
Σελίδα 332 - ... daring aims irregularly great; Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, B,y forms...
Σελίδα 186 - Had Jesus Christ delivered no other declaration than the following : ' The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the grave shall hear his voice, and shall come forth ; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation...
Σελίδα 24 - Partridge, with a contemptuous sneer; "why, I could act as well as he myself. I am sure if I had seen a ghost I should have looked in the very same manner, and done just as he did.
Σελίδα 194 - I have all my life long been lying till noon; yet I tell all young men, and tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good.
Σελίδα 348 - Sir, are you so grossly ignorant of human nature as not to know that a man may be very sincere in good principles, without having good practice...
Σελίδα 83 - Sir Joshua Reynolds, sir, is the most invulnerable man I know ; the man with whom if you should quarrel, you would find the most difficulty how to abuse.
Σελίδα 186 - ... constitutional Blackstone wisely rests on the solid footing of authority. " Our ancestors having most indisputably a competent jurisdiction to decide this great and important question, and having, in fact, decided it, it is now become our duty, at this distance of time, to acquiesce in their determination.
Σελίδα 121 - The day was calm, the air was soft, and all was rudeness, silence, and solitude. Before me, and on either side, were high hills, which, by hindering the eye from ranging, forced the mind to find entertainment for itself. Whether I spent the hour well I know not ; for here I first conceived the thought of this narration.
Σελίδα 34 - The teeming mother anxious for her race, Begs for each birth the fortune of a face: Yet Vane could tell what ills from beauty spring; And Sedley curs'd the form that pleas'da king.

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