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 I confess , that I am so formed by nature and by habit , that to restrain the
effusion of delight , on having obtained such fame , to me would be truly painful .
Why then should I suppress it ! Why “ out of the abundance of the heart " should I
... with the scrophula , or king's - evil , which disfigured a countenance naturally
well formed , and hurt his visual nerves so much , that he did not see at all with
one of his eyes , though its appearance was little different from that of the other .
... verse , as a Christmas exercise . formed it with uncommon rapidity , and in so
masterly a manner , that he obtained great applause from it , which ever after kept
him high in the estimation of his College , and , indeed , of all the University .
Trying him by that criterion upon which he formed his judgement of others , we
may be absolutely certain , both from his writings and his conversation , that his
reading was very extensive . Dr. Adam Smith , than whom few were better judges
I do not find that he formed any close intimacies with his fellow - collegians . But
Dr. Adams told me , that he contracted a love and regard for Pembroke College ,
which he retained to the last . A short time before his death he sent to that ...
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