The Life of Samuel Johnson. with Copious Notes by Malone

The Life of Samuel Johnson. with Copious Notes by Malone

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...been better for Borne, that he had never been born, or had never died. So it would have been better for this nation if Lord Bute had never been minister, or had never resigned." In the evening we went to the Town See an acrurate and animated itatt-mrnt of Mr. GutreTi barbarity, by Mr. Malonc, in a note on ' Soma hall, which was converted into a temporary theatre, and saw "Theodosius," with "The Stratford Jubilee." I was happy to see Dr. Johnson sitting in a conspicuous part of the pit, and receiving affectionate homage from all his acquaintance-We were quite gay and merry. I afterwards mentioned to him that I condemned myself for being so, when poor Mr. and Mrs. Thrale were in such distress. Johkson: You are wrong. Sir; twenty years hence, Mr. and Mrs. Thrale will not suffer much pain from the death of their son. Now, Sir, you are to consider, that distance of place, as well as distance of time, operates upon the human feelings. I would not have you be gay in the presence of the distressed, because it would shock them; but you may be gay at a distance. Pain for the loss of a friend, or of a relation whom we love, is occasioned by the want which we feel. In time, the vacuity is filled with something else; or sometimes the vacuity closes up of itself-" Mr. Seward and Mr. Pearson, another clergyman here, supped with us at our inn, and after they left us, we sat up late as wc used to do in Lomlon. Here I shall record some fragments of my friend's conversation during this jaunt. "Marriage, Sir, is much more necessary to a man than to a woman: fox be is much less able to supply himself with domestic comforts. You will recollect mv saying to some ladies the other day, that 1 bad often wondered why young wumen should...show more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527852
  • 9781236527851