The Johnson Calendar; Or, Samuel Johnson for Every Day in the Year, Being a Series of Sayings and Tales Collected from His Life and Writings

The Johnson Calendar; Or, Samuel Johnson for Every Day in the Year, Being a Series of Sayings and Tales Collected from His Life and Writings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of a people are not to be found in the schools of learning, or the palaces of greatness, where the national character is obscured or obliterated by travel or instruction, by philosophy or vanity; nor is publick happiness to be estimated by the assemblies of the gay, or the banquets of the rich. The great mass of nations is neither rich nor gay: they whose aggregate constitutes the people, are found in the streets and the villages, in the shops and farms; and from them, collectively considered, must the measure of general prosperity be taken. As they approach to.delicacy, a nation is refined; as their conveniences are multiplied, a nation, at least a commercial nation, must be denominated wealthy. journey to the VI/estem Islamic (Banff). 1773. Aet. 64. 29. The Fall of Cjreece Can ye not discern the Signs of the Zimes P A thousand horrid prodigies foretold it. A feeble government, eluded laws, A factions populace, luxurious nobles, And all the maladies of sinking states. When publick Villany, too strong for justice, Shows his bold front, the harbinger of ruin, Can brave Leontius call for airy wonders, Which cheats interpret, and which fools regard? When some neglected fabrick nods beneath The weight of years, and totters to the tempest, Must Heaven dispatch the messengers of light, Or wake the dead, to warn us of its fall? Irene, Act 1, Se. i. 1740. Aet. 31. 30. England, a Happy Land Such are the woes when arbitrary pow'r, And lawless passion, hold the sword of justice. If there be any land, as fame reports, Where common laws restrain the prince and subject, A happy land, where circulating pow'r Flows through each member of the embodied state; Sure, not unconscious of the mighty blessing, Her grateful sons shine bright with every...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.54mm | 108.86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923154
  • 9781236923158