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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Before dinner Dr. Johnson seized upon Mr. Charles Sheridan's * “ Account of the
late Revolution in Sweden , " and seemed to read it ravenously , as if he
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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 ; ' which he threw out to refute David ...
... of Montesquieu's Lettres Persannes ; and the late Mr. John Palmer of
Islington's Answer to Dr. Priestley's mechanical arguments for what he absurdly
calls “ Philosophical necessity . " 1778 . He , as usual , defended luxury : DR .
We remained together till it was pretty late . 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 ...
Sir William Scott informs me , that upon the death of the late Lord Lichfield , who
was Chancellor of the University of Oxford , he said to Johnson , “ What a pity it is
, Sir , that you did not follow the profession of the law . You might have been Lord
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