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" Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help... "
Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson - Σελίδα 39
των Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 σελίδες
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On Reviving a Lost Revolution

Duane Robert Pierson - 2006 - 68 σελίδες
...to Lord Chesterfield. My sentiments exactly: "Is not a patron, My Lord, one who looks with concern on a man struggling for life in the water and when...reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which i/ou have taken of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am...
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Patrons of Enlightenment

Edward Andrew - 2006 - 284 σελίδες
...strongly desired Chesterfield's patronage of the Dictionary to boost sales. Johnson's letter asked: 'Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and, once he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take...
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Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life

Hugh Brogan, Denis Hugh Vercingetorix Brogan - 2007 - 724 σελίδες
...in Britain, after the Great Reform Act, the electorate was, roughly, 10 per cent of adult males, * 'Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?' (Samuel Johnson, Letter to Lord Chesterfield). 409 and in the United States every adult white male...
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Friendships Across Ages: Johnson and Boswell : Holmes and Laski

Jeffrey O'Connell, Thomas E. O'Connell - 2008 - 193 σελίδες
...Chesterfield's supposed belated redemption of his earlier offer of support for Johnson's dictionary project: "Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern...and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?"39 On useless bustle: "It is like getting on horseback in a ship."40 From Holmes, on his boyhood...
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Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency

Nigel Hamilton - 2007 - 768 σελίδες
...workers, the crisis had a surreal, almost wartime air. It was now that the president showed his new spurs. "Is not a patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water," Dr. Johnson had famously quipped to Lord Chesterfield, who had failed to support the famous literary...
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A New Handbook of Literary Terms

David Mikics - 2008 - 368 σελίδες
...Johnson gracefully outlines this naive aspect of pastoral when he remarks, "The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks." For later poets, too, the pastoral realm appeared simple and blessedly ordinary, in contrast to the...
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