The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

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Σελίδα 486 - No, Sir ; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Σελίδα 145 - If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Σελίδα 387 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Σελίδα 11 - To omit for a year, or for a day, the most efficacious method of advancing Christianity, in compliance with any purposes that terminate on this side of the grave, is a crime of which I know not that the world has yet had an example, except in the practice of the planters of America, a race of mortals whom, I suppose, no other man wishes to resemble.
Σελίδα 487 - Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest: welcome at an inn.
Σελίδα 268 - I'll make Goldsmith forgive me; ' and then called to him in a loud voice, ' Dr. Goldsmith, something passed today where you and I dined: I ask your pardon.' Goldsmith answered placidly, 'It must be much from you, sir, that I take ill.
Σελίδα 32 - ... supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, Sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not convince yourself, may convince the judge to whom you urge it ^ and if it does convince him, why, then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right.
Σελίδα 248 - Then we upon our globe's last verge shall go, And see the ocean leaning on the sky ; From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know, And on the lunar world securely pry.
Σελίδα 256 - ... happiness ; that these ought not to be lost ; and that the gentleman on whose account she was divorced had gained her heart while thus unhappily situated. Seduced, perhaps, by the charms of the lady in question, I thus attempted to palliate what I was sensible could not be justified ; for when I had finished my harangue, my venerable friend gave me a proper check : ' My dear sir, never accustom your mind to mingle virtue and vice. The woman's a whore, and there's an end on't.
Σελίδα 345 - There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.

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