The Life of Johnson; Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

The Life of Johnson; Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the English border older than himself. I assured him he was mistaken, and suggested that the proper punishment would be that he should receive a stripe at every tree above a hundred years old, that was found within that space. He laughed, and said, I believe I might submit to it for a bavbee. The doubts which, in my correspondence with him, I had ventured to state as to the justice and wisdom of the conduct of Great Britain towards the American colonies, while I at the same time requested that he would enable me to inform myself upon that momentous subject, he had altogether disregarded; and had recently published a pamphlet, en end of February in this year, he again visited Oxford, chiefly, it would seem, with the friendly design of having Sir. Carter established as riding-master there, under the duchess of Queensuerry's donation. For an explanation of which see post, March 12. 1776. He lodged at University College, but was made uncomfortable by a fit of deafness.--Crorek. titled Taxation no Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress. ' He had long before indulged most unfavourable sentiments of our fellow-subjects in America. For as early as 1769,1 was told by Dr. John Campbell, that he had said of them, Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them short of hanging. Of this performance I avoided to talk with him; for I had now formed a clear and settled opinion, that the people of America were well warranted to resist a claim that their fellowsubjects in the mother country should have the entire command of their fortunes, by taxing them without their own consent; and the extreme violence which it breathed appeared to me so...show more

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  • Paperback | 984 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,719g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958527
  • 9781236958525