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 5

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 5

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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: ..." Sir, --We are thinking to augment our club, and I am desirous of nominating you, if you care to stand the ballot, and can attend on Friday nights at least twice in five weeks: less than this is too little, and rather more will be expected. Be pleased to let me know before Friday.--I am, Sir, your most, &c. " Sam. Johnson." SO. TO GEORGE STEEVENS, ESQ. " March 5. 1774. " Sir, --last night you became a member of the club; if you call on me on Friday, I will introduce you. A gentleman, proposed after you, was rejected. I thank you for Neander ('), but wish he were not so fine. I will take care of him.--I am, Sir, your humble servant, " Sam. Johnson." Letter 181. TO JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ. "March 5. 1774. " Dear Sir, --Dr. Webster's informations were much less exact, and much less determinate than I expected: they are, indeed, much less positive than, if he can trust his own book (2) which he laid before me, he is able to give. But I believe it will always be found (1) Seethe Catalogue of Mr. Steevens's Library, No. 265.: --"Neandri (Mich.) Opus aureum, Gr. et Lat. 2 torn. 4to. corio turcicOffoliis deauratis. Lipsiae, 1577." This was doubtless the book lent by Steevens to Johnson.--Malone. (2) A manuscript account drawn by Dr. Webster of all the parishes in Scotland, ascertaining their length, breadth, number of inhabitants, and distinguishing Protestants and Roman Catholics. This book had been transmitted to government, and Dr. Johnson saw a copy of it in Dr. Webster's possession. that he who calls much for information will advance his work but slowly. " I am, however, obliged to you, dear Sir, for your endeavours to help me; and hope, that between us something will some time be done, if not on this on some occasion. " Chambers is either married, or...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
  • 1236666100
  • 9781236666109