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Quickly to raise a substantial sum by writing called out powers that Johnson knew
he possessed , for he had produced his “ Vision of Theodore ' in a single night
after dinner , and so could hope to produce another tale seven times as long in ...
All the artificers of pleasure were called to gladden the festivity ; the musicians
exerted the power of harmony , and the dancers shewed their activity before the
princes , in hope that they should pass their lives in this blissful captivity , to which
Samuel Johnson George Birkbeck Norman Hill, Geoffrey Tillotson, Brian Jenkins.
have been called the Valley of Pleasure . To call it happy is therefore ironical .
Page 5 . twenty - sixth year : This was Johnson ' s age at the time of his marriage
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Tess_W - LibraryThing
A short, 95 page book that pondered the meaning of life. This was published in 1761 and it is dated with a lot of scientific mumbo-jumbo. Of course, the ending concluded one was unable to ponder the meaning of life. Had this been much longer than 95 pages, I would not have finished it قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Lukerik - LibraryThing
I find it hard to believe that a book this good could be written in a week, but the evidence is before me and I have read it. A strange mix of fairy tale, light philosophy and speculum regis. Smooth ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله