The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. with Additions and Notes, by J.W. Croker Volume 2

The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. with Additions and Notes, by J.W. Croker 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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...character and ingenious and cultivated mind are so generally known; (he was then on the verge of seventy, and is now (1785) eighty-one, with his faculties entire, his heart warm, and his temper gay); Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes; Mr. Mac-laurin ', advocate; Dr. Gregory, who now worthily fills his father's medical chair; and my uncle, Dr. Boswell. This was one of Dr. Johnson's best days. He was quite in his element. All was literature and taste, without any interruption. Lord Hailes, who is one of the best philologists in Great Britain, who has written papers in the World, and a variety of other works in prose and in verse, both Latin and English, pleased him highly. He told him he had discovered the Life of Cheynel, in the Student, to be his. Johnson. "No one else knows it." Dr. Johnson had before this dictated to me a law-paper" upon a question purely in the law of Scotland, concerning iicioux intromission, that is to say, intermeddling with the effects of a deceased person, without a regular title; which formerly was understood to subject the intermeddler to payment of all the defunct's debts. The principle has of late been relaxed. Dr. Johnson's argument was for a renewal of its strictness. The paper was printed, with additions by me, and given into the court of session. Lord Hailes i See ante, vol. i. p. 481.--En. 1 See ante, p. 189, and Appendix.--Ed. u' 'r T knew Dr-Jonnson's part not to be mine, and pointed out exactly where it began and where it ended. Dr. Johnson said " It is much now that his lordship can distinguish so " In Dr. Johnson's Vanity of Human Wishes there is the following passage: " The teeming mother, anxious for her race, Begs, for each birth, the fortune of a face: Vet Vane could tell what ills from beauty spring; And...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662245
  • 9781236662248