The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides. to Which Are Added, Anecdotes by Hawkins, Piozzi, &C. and Notes by Various Hands Volume 4

The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides. to Which Are Added, Anecdotes by Hawkins, Piozzi, &C. and Notes by Various Hands 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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... downwards? Sir, it depends upon the degree of evidence that you have." Young Mr. M'Kinnon mentioned one M'Kenzie, who is still alive, who had often fainted in his presence, and when he recovered, mentioned visions which had been presented to him. He told Mr. M'Kinnon, that at such a place he should meet a funeral, and that such and such people would be the bearers, naming four; and three weeks afterwards he saw what M'Kenzie had predicted. The naming the very spot in a country where a funeral comes a long way, and the very people as bearers, when there are so many out of whom a choice may be made, seems extraordinary. We should have sent for M'Kenzie, had we not been informed that he could speak no English. Besides, the facts were not related with sufficient accuracy. (l) Mr. Boswcll should have recollected, that he and Dr. party who had 1 be miserable: or interest in the scenes around him than the visiter of a few days at a stranger's house can have. M'Kinnon would probably have been more, and with more reason, cnnuyt in'Bolt Court than Johnson and Boswell were at Corrichatachin--C. (i) ivir. riosweii snouiu nave recollected, tnat ne anc Johnson were probably the only persons of the party wh nothing to do. A country gentleman's life would be mise if he had no more business or interest in the scenes a) Mrs. M'Kinnon, who is a daughter of old Kings-burgh (a Macdonald), told us that her father was one day riding in Sky, and some women, who were at work in a field on the side of the road, said to him, they had heard two taischs (that is, two voices of persons about to die), and what was remarkable, one of them was an English taisch, which they never heard before. When he returned, he at that very place met two funerals, and one of them was that of...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666440X
  • 9781236664402