The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Including His Tour to the Hebrides, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale Volume 5-6

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D; Including His Tour to the Hebrides, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale Volume 5-6

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Johnson engages to write " The Lives of the English Poets/'---Edward Dilly. Cnrrespondence.--Charles O'Connor.---Dr. Zachary Pearce's Posthumous Works.-. Prologue to Hugh Kelly's " Word to the "Use."--209 CHAPTE R VIII. 1777. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.-Savage's " Sir Thomas Over. bury."--Thomson.--Mrs. Strickland.-The Tgwnlgy Collection.--Dr. Dodd.--Boswell at the Tomb of Melancthon.-Isaac De Groot.--Dr. Watts.-Letter to Mrs. Boswell.--Visit to Ashbourne.--Harry Jackson.--Sidney's " Arcadia."--Projected Trip to the Baltic.--Grief for the Loss of Relatives and Friends. Incomes of Curates.---Johnson's humane and zealous Interference in behalf of Dr. Dodd.--Page 247 CHAPTER IX. 1777. Mr. Fitzherbert.--Hamilton of Bengour.--Bleeding.--Stuart Family.--Birthdays.---Warton's Poems.--Keddlestone.--Derby.--Shaving.---Nichols's " De Anime Medici."--Dr. Dodd.---Blair.--Goldsmith.-Monboddo's " Air-bath."-Early Rising.--Sleep.-Waterdrinking.--Rutty's " Spiritual Diary."--Autobiographers.--Imitators of Johnson's Style.--Biographia Britannica.---Melancholy and Madness.--Life in London.--Profession of the Law.-Employment.---Dr. Taylor's " Sermons. "--Authors.--Actors.-----288 CHAPTER I. 1775. lfwcursion into France.--Paris.--Benedictine IT is _to be regretted, that Johnson did not write an account of his travels in France; for as he is reported to have once said, tha " he could write the life of a broomstick(')," so, notwithstanding so many former travellers have exhausted 'almost every subject for remark in that great kingdom, his (I) It is probable that the author's memory here...
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236979761
  • 9781236979766