The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, Volume 3
W. Andrews and L. Blake, 1807
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I do not care ( said he , ) on what subject Johnson talks ; but I love better to hear
him talk than any body . He either gives you new thoughts , or a new colouring . It
is a shame to the nation that he has not been more liberally rewarded .
JOHNSON . “ No , MadÆtat . Women can spin very well ; but they cannot 69 .
make a good book of Cookery . ” JOHNSON . “ O ! Mr. Dilly - you must know that
an English Benedictine Monk at Paris has translated . The Duke of Berwick's ...
Johnson . · Probably not . ” Ætat . Upon this subject I had once before sounded
him , by 69 . mentioning the late Reverend Mr. Brown , of Utrecht's image ; that a
great and small glass , though equally full , did not hold an equal quantity ; '
Notwithstanding occasional explosions of violence , we were all delighted upon
the whole with Johnson . I compared him at this time to a warm West - Indian
climate , where you have a bright sun , quick vegetation , luxuriant fosiage ,
Johnson . “ Why yes , 69 . Sir , the topicks were ; and books of travels will be good
in proportion to what a man has previously in his mind ; his knowing what to
observe ; his power of contrasting one mode of life with another . As the Spanish
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