The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides; In Five Volumes Volume 4

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides; In Five Volumes 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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...you confirm me in my persuasion, that he who finds himself so regarded has just reason to be happy? " We got to Chester about midnight on Tuesday; and here again I am in a state of much enjoyment. Colonel Stuart and his officers treat me with all the civility I could wish; and I play my part admirably. Leetus aliis, sapiens sibi, the classical sentence which you, I imagine, invented the other day, is exemplified in my present existence. The bishop, to whom I had the honour to be known several years ago, shows me much attention; and I am edified by his conversation. I must not omit to tell you, that his lordship admires, very highly, your prefaces to the Poets. I am daily obtaining an extension of agreeable acquaintance, so that I am kept in animated variety; and the study of the place itself, by the assistance of books and of the bishop, is sufficient occupation. Chester pleases my fancy more than any town I ever saw. But I will not enter upon it at all in this letter. " How long I shall stay here I cannot yet say. I told a very pleasing young lady', niece to one of the prebendaries, at whose house I saw her, ' I have come to Chester, madam, I cannot tell how; and far less can I tell how I am to get away from it.' Do not think me too juvenile. I beg it of you, my dear sir, to favour me with a letter while I am here, and add to the happiness of a happy friend, who is ever, with affectionate veneration, most sincerely yours, "james Bos Well. 1 Miss Lctitia Barnston Boswet.l. " If you do not write directly, so as to catch me here, I shall be disappointed. Two lines from you will keep my lamp burning bright." "TO MRS. ASTON. Pemb " Bolt-court, Fleet-street, 25th Oct. 1779. MSS. " Deakest Madam, --Mrs. Gastrell is so kind as to write to me, and yet I...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665104
  • 9781236665102