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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But biography has often been allotted to writers , who seem very little acquainted
with the nature of their task , or very ... We know how few can pourtray a living
acquaintance , except by his most prominent and observable particularities , and
His belief of revelation was unshaken ; his learning preserved his principles ; he
grew first regular , and then pious . “ His studies had been so various , that I am
not able to name a man of equal knowledge . His acquaintance with books was ...
The true history ( which I could swear to ) is as follows : Mr. Morgan Graves , the
elder brother of a worthy Clergyman near Bath , with whom I was acquainted ,
waited upon a Lady in this neighbourhood , who at parting presented him the ...
The whole of the poem is eminently excellent , and there are in it such proofs of a
knowledge of the world , and of a mature acquaintance with life , as cannot be
contemplated without wonder , when we consider that he was then only in his ...
Johnson , indeed , describes him as having " a grave and manly deportment , a
solemn dignity of mien ; but which , upon a nearer acquaintance , softened into
an engaging easiness of manners . ” How highly Johnson admired him for that ...
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