The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and Genius, المجلد 1

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Many advantages not to be enjoyed together
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The awkward merriment of a student
179
The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books
180
The history of an adventurer in lotteries
181
The history of Leviculus the fortunehunter
182
The influence of envy and interest com
183
T subject of essays often suggested by chance Chance equally prevalent in other affairs
184
The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason The meanness of regulating our conduct by the opinions of
185
Anningait and Ajut a Greenland history
186
The history of Anningait and Ajut con cluded
187
Favour often gained with little assistance from understanding
188
The mischiefs of falsehood of Turpicula
189
The history of Miscella debauched by her
190
The busy life of a young lady
191
Love unsuccessful without riches
192
The authors art of praising himself
193
A young noblemans progress in politeness
194
A young noblemans introduction to the knowledge of the town
195
Human opinions mutable youth fallacious
196
The history of a legacy hunter
197
The legacy hunters history concluded
198
The virtues of Rabbi Abrahams magnet
199
Aspers complaint of the insolence of Pros pero Unpoliteness not always the effect of pride
200
The importance of punctuality
201
The different acceptations of poverty Cyn ics and monks not poor
202
The pleasures of life to be sought in pros ects of futurity Future ſame uncertain 204 The history of ten days of Seged emperor The character The hop...
203
The history of Seged concluded
205
The art of living at the cost of others
206
The folly of continuing too long upon the stage
207
Some images and sentiments of which the mind of man may be said to be enamoured
340
Examination of i pretensions that are made to happiness
341
Every age has its peculiar character 119 The great extremes in which happiness is sought 120 Misery the lot of man and our present state 340 341
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one of danger and infelicity
346
Retirement
347
The employment of mankind 131 The neglect of little things
351
Qbservations on Virgils Pastorals 95 Resemblance between authors 99 The fate of projectors
355
Lite of Mercator 327 329 330 332 334 335 337 themselves THE IDLER 23 Uncertainty of friendship 1 Idlers character
357
Invitation to correspondents 3 Idlers reason for writing 4 Charities and hospitals 5 Fº for a female army 6 Ladys performance on horseback 7 Scheme...
365
Political credulity ll Discourses on the weather
367
Marriages why advertised 13 The imaginary housewife 14 Robbery of time
370
Treacles complaint of his wife 16 Druggets retirement
371
Mischiefs of good company 54 Mrs Savecharges complaint 55 Authors mortifications 56 Virtuosos whimsical 57 Character of Sophron the prudent 5...
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Wedding dayGrocers wifeChairman 29 Betty Brooms history 30 Corruption of news writers
385
Disguises of idlenessSobers character 32 Sleep
386
Journal of a fellow of a college 34 Punch and conversation 35 Auction hunter 36 The terrific diction 37 Iron and gold
391
Debtors in Prison
392
The bracelet
393
Art of advertising
395
On the death of a friend 42 Perditas complaint of her father 43 Monitions on the flight of time 44 Use of memory
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Portraits defended 46 Molly Quicks complaint of her mistress 47 Deborah Gingers account of city wits 48 The bustles of Idleness 49 Marvels journey...
405
The good sort of woman
451
The Vision of Theodore the Hermit of Tene
490
To Mr James Elphinston
499
to LIII To Mrs Thrale
525
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS
544
Midsummer
552
Parody of a Translation from the Medea
558

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الصفحة xiv - Dictionary is recommended to the public, were written by your Lordship. To be so distinguished is an honour which, being very little accustomed to favours from the great, I know not well how to receive, or in what terms to acknowledge.
الصفحة xiv - Seven years, my Lord, have now passed since I waited in your outward rooms or was repulsed from your door; during which time I have been pushing on my work through difficulties of which it is useless to complain and have brought it at last to the verge of publication without one act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favor. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a Patron before.
الصفحة x - Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases.
الصفحة xiv - Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help...
الصفحة 309 - I have laboured to refine our language to grammatical purity, and to clear it from colloquial barbarisms, licentious idioms, and irregular combinations. Something, perhaps, I have added to the elegance of its construction, and something to the harmony of its cadence.
الصفحة 218 - So much I feel my genial spirits droop, My hopes all flat, nature within me seems In all her functions weary of herself ; My race of glory run, and race of shame, And I shall shortly be with them that rest.
الصفحة 109 - By degrees we let fall the remembrance of our original intention, and quit the only adequate object of rational desire. We entangle ourselves in business, immerge ourselves in luxury, and rove through the labyrinths of inconstancy, till the darkness of old age begins to invade us, and disease and Anxiety obstruct our way.
الصفحة 101 - ... occurrences. Thus Sallust, the great master of nature, has not forgot, in his account of Catiline, to remark that " his walk was now quick, and again slow," as an indication of a mind revolving something with violent commotion.
الصفحة iii - He appears, by his modest and unaffected narration, to have described things as he saw them, to have copied nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses, not his imagination. He meets with no basilisks that destroy with their eyes; his crocodiles devour their prey without tears; and his cataracts fall from the rock without deafening the neighbouring inhabitants.
الصفحة 102 - ... till interest and envy are at an end, we may hope for impartiality, but must expect little intelligence; for the incidents which give excellence to biography are of a volatile and evanescent kind, such as soon escape the memory, and are rarely transmitted by tradition. We know how few can...

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