The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

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Talboys and Wheeler ; and W. Pickering, 1825
 

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Idle hope
46
Apology for neglecting officious advice
52
Incitement to enterprise and emulation Some account of the admirable Crichton
62
Study composition and converse equally necessary to intellectual accomplishment
68
92 Criticism on the Pastorals of Virgil 73
73
Apology for apparent plagiarism Sources of literary variety 79
79
Projectors injudiciously censured and applauded
84
Infelicities of retirement to men of business
89
Different opinions equally plausible
94
On the uncertainty of human things 100 v
104
he itch of writing universal
109
The folly of creating artificial wants
114
A20 The miseries of life
119
Solitude not eligible
123
Men differently employed unjustly censured by each other
128
Singularities censured
133
Writers not a useless generation
139
Their happiness and infelicitv
144
THE IDLER Nume PAGE 1 The Idlers character
151
Invitation to correspondents
154
Idlers reason for writing
157
Charities and hospitals 160 1
163
Ladys performance on horseback
166
Scheme for newswriters
169
Plan of military discipline
172
Progress of idleness
175
Political credulity
179
Discourses on the weather
183
Marriages why advertised
184
The imaginary housewife
187
Robbery of time
190
Treacles complaint of his wife
193
Druggets retirement
196
Expedients of idlers
198
Drugget vindicated
201
Whirlers character
203
Capture of Louisbourg
207
Lingers history of listlessness
210
Imprisonment of debtors
213
Uncertainty of friendship
216
Man does not always think
219
New actors on the stage
221
Betty Brooms history
224
Power of habits
230
Betty Broonis history continued
233
Corruption of newswriters
236
Disguises of idleness Sobers character
239
On Sleep
242
Journal of a fellow of a college
245
Punch and conversation compared
249
NUMB Pace 35 Auctionhunter described and ridiculed
252
The terrific diction ridiculed
254
Molly Quicks complaint of her mistress
285
Deborah Gingers account of citywits
288
The bustle of idleness described and ridiculed
291
Marvels journey narrated
294
Marvels journey paralleled
297
Domestick greatness unattainable
299
Selfdenial necessary
302
Mischiefs of good company
305
Mrs Savecharges complaint
312
Virtuosos whimsical
315
Character of Sophron
318
Expectations of pleasure frustrated
322
Books fall into neglect
323
Minim the critic
325
Minim the critic
329
Rangers account of the vanity of riches
332
Progress of arts and language
335
Rangers complaint concluded
338
Fate of posthumous works
341
Loss of ancient writings
343
Scholars journal
349
History of translation
350
History of translation
353
Hard words defended
355
Dick Shifters rural excursion
358
Regulation of memory
362
Tranquils use of riches
365
Memory rarely deficient
370
False criticisms on painting
373
Easy writing
376
Steady Snug Startle Solid and Misty
379
Ladies journey to London
385
Indians speech to his countrymen
388
Scruple Wormwood Sturdy and Gentle
395
Biography how best performed
398
Books multiplied by useless compilations
401
Miss Heartless want of a lodging
403
Amazonian bravery revived
406
What have ye done?
414
Sufficiency of the English language
417
Nature of cunning
420
Sam Softlys history
422
Obstructions of learning
425
Tim Wainscots son a fine gentleman
427
Hacho of Lapland
430
Narratives of travellers considered
433
Sophia Heedful
435
Ortogrul of Basra
437
The good sort of woman
440
Omars plan of life
443
Authors inattentive to themselves
446
Horrour of the last 448
448

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الصفحة 274 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us (And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in must be happy.
الصفحة 189 - Wales : together with their provisional allowance during confinement ; as reported to the society for the discharge and relief of small debtors, in April, May, June, &c., 18oo. 4to., 18oo. An account of the rise, progress and present state of the society for the discharge and relief of persons imprisoned for small debts throughout England and Wales.
الصفحة 285 - The Italian, attends only to the invariable, the great and general ; ideas which are fixed and inherent in universal nature; the Dutch, on the contrary, to literal truth and a minute exactness in the detail, as I may say, of nature modified by accident. The attention to these petty peculiarities is the very cause of this naturalness so much admired in the Dutch pictures, which, if we suppose it to be a beauty, is certainly...
الصفحة 337 - thou to whose voice nations have listened, and whose wisdom is known to the extremities of Asia, tell me how I may resemble Omar the prudent. The arts by which thou hast gained power and preserved it, are to thee no longer necessary or useful ; impart to me the secret of thy conduct, and teach me the plan upon which thy wisdom has built thy fortune.
الصفحة 273 - She bow'd, obey'd him, and cut paper. This vexing him who gave her birth, Thought by all Heaven a burning shame, What does she next, but bids on earth Her Burlington do just the same?
الصفحة 338 - The first part of my ensuing time was to be spent in search of knowledge; and I know not how I was diverted from my design. I had no visible impediments without, nor any ungovernable passions within. I regarded knowledge as the highest...
الصفحة 165 - No species of literary men has lately been so much multiplied as the writers of news. Not many years ago the nation was content with one Gazette; but now we have not only in the metropolis papers for every morning and every evening, but almost every large town has its weekly historian, who regularly circulates his periodical intelligence...
الصفحة 262 - That some of them have been adopted by him unnecessarily, may perhaps be allowed ; but in general they are evidently an advantage, for without them his stately ideas would be confined and cramped. "He that thinks with more extent than another, will want words of larger meaning.
الصفحة 198 - Such is the condition of our present existence, that life must one time lose its associations, and every inhabitant of the earth must walk downward to the grave alone and unregarded, without any partner of his joy or grief, without any interested witness of his misfortunes or success.
الصفحة 73 - to pass through things temporal," with no other care than " not to lose finally the things eternal," I look with such veneration as inclines me to approve his conduct in the whole, without a minute examination of its parts ; yet I could never forbear to wish, that while vice is every day multiplying...

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