The Story of Doctor Johnson

The Story of Doctor Johnson

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"[...]idleness, and was scolded by his father for his want of steady application. He had no settled plan of life, nor looked forward at all, but merely lived from day to day. Yet he read a great deal in a desultory manner, without any scheme of study, as chance threw books in his way, and inclination directed him through them. He used to mention one curious instance of his casual reading, when but a boy. Having imagined that his brother had hid some apples behind a large folio upon an upper shelf in his father's shop, he climbed up to search for them. There were no apples; but the large folio proved to be Petrarch, whom he had seen mentioned in some preface, as one of the restorers of learning. His curiosity having been thus excited, he sat down with avidity, and read a great part of[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.59mm | 195.04g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507688687
  • 9781507688687