The Life of Samuel Johnson; Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons and Various Original Pieces of Volume 2

The Life of Samuel Johnson; Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons and Various Original Pieces of Volume 2

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...he does not like: a lawyer never refuses." JohnSon: "Why Sir, what does this prove? only that a lawyer is worse. Boswell is now like Jack in the 'Tale of a Tub, ' who, when he is puzzled by an argument, hangs himself. He thinks I shall cut him down, but I'll let him hang" (laughing vociferously). Sik Joshua Reynolds: "Mr. Boswell thinks that the profession of a lawyer being unquestionably honourable, if he can show the profession of a player to be more honourable, he proves his argument." Dinner At Beauclerk's--Johnson Criticises Goldsmith's Arilities As A Writer--Boswf.ll Elected A Member or "THE Clur"--Monuments To Eminent Persons--"The Whole Duty Of Man "--Johnson's Orservations On Punning--Lay Patronage--South Sea Discoveries--Reasoning Of Brutes--Toleration And Martyrdom--Johnson Excites The Anger Of Goldsmith--Doctrine Of The Trinity--ReconCiliation With"goldy"--Literary Property--Ludicrous Merriment Of Johnson. QN Friday, April 30, I dined with him at Mr. Beauclerk's, where were Lord Charlemont, Sir Joshua Eeynolds, and some more members of the Literary Club, whom he had obligingly invited to meet me, as I was this evening to be balloted for as candidate for admission into that distinguished society. Johnson had done me the honour to propose me, and Beauclerk was very zealous for me. Goldsmith being mentioned, Johnson: "It is amazing how little Goldsmith knows. He seldom comes where he is not more ignorant than any one else." Sir Joshua Eeynolds: "Yet there is no man whose company is more liked." Johnson: "To be sure, Sir. When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer, their inferior while he is with them, it must be highly gratifying to...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622286
  • 9781236622280