The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides


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Κριτική χρηστών  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Obviously, this rating is for myself alone. Two stars in my library means that I did not like the book, but that someone else might. In this case, I found Boswell to fawning for my enjoyment, and ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Boswell is a good biographer, better than most modern ones. Samuel Johnson was quite a character, one who, even today, would be interesting to know. Whether discussing the rebellion in the North ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Σελίδα 19 - Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Σελίδα 205 - Tis real good, or seeming, moves them all : But since not every good we can divide ; And reason bids us for our own provide : Passions, though selfish, if their means be fair, List under Reason, and deserve her care ; Those, that imparted, court a nobler aim, Exalt their kind, and take some virtue's name.
Σελίδα 11 - Suppose, Sir, that the angel of this auspicious youth, foreseeing the many virtues which made him one of the most amiable, as he is one of the most fortunate, men of his age, had opened to him in vision, that when in the fourth generation the third prince of the House of Brunswick had sat twelve years on the throne...
Σελίδα 12 - If amidst these bright and happy scenes of domestic honour and prosperity, that angel should have drawn up the curtain, and unfolded the rising glories of his country, and whilst he was gazing with admiration on the then commercial grandeur of England, the genius should point out to him a little speck, scarce visible in the mass of the national interest, a small seminal principle rather than a formed body, and should tell him, ' Young man, there is America...
Σελίδα 11 - Mr. Speaker, I cannot prevail on myself to hurry over this great consideration. It is good for us to be here. We stand where we have an immense view of what is, and what is past. Clouds, indeed, and darkness, rest upon the future.
Σελίδα 326 - Adams had contrived a very pretty piece of gallantry. We spent the day and evening at his house. After dinner Johnson begged to conduct me to see the College; he would let no one show it me but himself. 'This was my room; this Shenstone's.
Σελίδα 122 - Visitors are no proper companions in the chamber of sickness. They come when I could sleep or read, they stay till I am weary, they force me to attend when my mind calls for relaxation, and to speak when my powers will hardly actuate my tongue. The...
Σελίδα 85 - Johnson, amazed at his odd frankness), I thought had been a secret between you and me ; and I am sure I would not have said any thing about it for the world.
Σελίδα 70 - See the jockey, see the pander, Bid them come and take their fill. When the bonny blade carouses, Pockets full, and spirits high, What are acres? What are houses?
Σελίδα 4 - some general principles of every science; he who can talk only on one subject, or act only in one department, is seldom wanted, and perhaps never wished for; while the man of general knowledge can often benefit and always please.

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