The Life of Samuel Johnson Volume 4

The Life of Samuel Johnson Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...him to relinquish his situation at an earlier period. Mrs. Johnson discovered during the course of her disorder, which was the small-pox, an exemplary patience, faith, and resignation, and expired on the 9th of February 1763. After this Dr. Johnson continued about a fortnight in the neighbourhood of New York, receiving the visits and condolence of his friends; he then sent his resignation to the governors of the college, and went to Stratford there to finish the remainder of his days. The account of Dr. Johnson, for several years past, has been little else than the history of the college in New York. His relation to it as president now ceased; but his affection for it continued with unabating vigour, and his endeavours to promote its welfare and reputation were constantly exerted on all proper occasions, accompanied with his best wishes and prayers, to the end of his life. It may, therefore, be proper to mention some of the more remarkable events relating to King's College after this period. Dr. Johnson's resignation was in February, 1763; and previously to the commencement in May following Mr. Cooper was chosen president. He extremely wanted the assistance of another tutor or professor, and had engaged one of his friends in the University of Oxford to come over, in whom he would have been happy. But this gentleman died just as he was ready to embark for America. At length Dr. Glossy, a gentleman from Dublin, who had been educated in Trinity College, had taken the degree of Doctor of Physic, and was a Fellow of the Irish College of Physicians, came to New York. As he 'was soon discovered to be a good scholar, and fond of a college life, the governors appointed him their Professor of Natural Philosophy, with such a salary and perquisites as he was...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643704
  • 9781236643704