The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

Fb&c Limited, 12 jul 2015 - 628 pagina's
Excerpt from The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 2

Johnson and Boswell at Ashbourne Church - Dr. Taylor's Talk - Johnson's Sermons - Characters of the Earl of Cork, John Wilkes, Garrick, Colley Cibber, Foote - Johnson on Mrs. Macaulay - The Duke of Devonshire - Visits Ilam - Hume - Protestants and Papists - Campbell and Lord Eglinton Swearing - Bulldogs - Dr. Johnson and the Dead Cat - Rochester - Prior - Francis Bacon.

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James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck ( 29 October 1740 - 19 May 1795), was a Scottish lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which the modern Johnsonian critic Harold Bloom has claimed is the greatest biography written in the English language. Boswell's surname has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer, especially one who records those observations in print. In A Scandal in Bohemia, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes affectionately says of Dr. Watson, who narrates the tales, "I am lost without my Boswell."

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