The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., 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 Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ..." What! avowO, no, sir, a vow is a horrible thing; it is a snare for sin. The man who cannot go to heaven without a vow--may go--" Here, standing erect, in the middle of his library, and rolling grand, his pause was truly acurious compound of the solemn and the ludicrous; he halfwhistled in his usual way, _ when pleasant, and he paused, as if checked by religious awe.--Methought he would have ad_ded--to Hell--but was restrained. I humoured the dilemma. "What! sir (said I), 'In cwlumjusseris ibit.9' " alluding to his imitation of it, " And bid him go to Hell, to Hell he goes." lhad mentioned to him a slight fault in his noble "Imitation of the Tenth Satire of J uvenal," a too near recurrence of the verb spread, in his description of the young Enthusiast at College: " Through all his veins the fever of renown, Spread: from the strong contagion of the gown; 0'er Bodley's dome his future labours spread, And Bacon' mansion trembles o'er his head." He had desired me to change spreads to burns, but for perfect authenticity, I now had it done with his own hand.i I thought this alteration not only cured the fault, but was more poetical, as-it might carry an allusion to the shirtby which Hercules was inflamed. We had a quiet comfortable meeting at Mr. Dilly's; nobody there but ourselves. Mr. Dilly mentioned somebody having wished that Milton's " Tractate on Education" should 'be printed along with his Poems in the edition of the English Poets then going on. JoausoN. " It would be breaking in upon the plan; but would be of no great consequence. So far asit would be any thing, it would be wrong. Education in England has been...
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