The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, المجلد 1
W. Andrews and L. Blake, 1807
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Mr. Langton one day asked him how he had acquired so accurate a knowledge
of Latin , in which , I believe , he was exceeded by no man of his time ; he said ,
My master whipt me very well . Without that , Sir , I should have done nothing .
A few days before his death , while burning a great mass of papers , he picked
out from among them the original unformed sketch of this tragedy , in his own
hand - writing , and gave it to Mr. Langton , by whose favour a copy of it is now in
... JOHNSON . " “ London , 29 June , 1786. A true copy , from the original in Dr.
Johnson's hand - writing . JAMES DODSLEY . " 4 From Mr. Langton . 4 But “ The
Vanity of Human Wishes ” is , 154 THE LIFE OF.
He humourously observed to Mr. Langton , “ that when in that dress he could not
treat people with the same ease as when in his usual plain clothes . ” Dress
indeed , we must allow has more effect even upon strong minds than one should
Mr. Langton recollects the following passage in a letter from Dr. Johnson to Mr.
Beauclerk : “ The Havannah is taken ; -a conquest too dearly obtained ; for ,
Bathurst died before it . « Vix Priamus tanti totaque Troja fuit . " 43 . 1752. " Snow
- hill ...
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