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66 DEAR SIR acquaintance admiration affectionate afterwards answered appeared asked authour Beauclerk believe BENNET LANGTON Bishop bookseller character church compliments consider conversation death Dictionary dined edition eminent endeavoured English Essay excellent favour Francis Barber Garrick gentleman Gentleman's Magazine give Goldsmith happy heard Hebrides honour hope humble servant JAMES BOSWELL Johnson Joseph Warton kind King labour lady Langton language learning letter Lichfield literary lived London Lord Lord Bute Lord Chesterfield Lucy Porter manner mentioned merit mind never obliged observed occasion opinion Oxford perhaps person pleased pleasure poem praise publick published Rambler reason received remarkable remember Reverend SAMUEL JOHNSON Scotland Shakspeare shew Sir John Hawkins Sir Joshua Reynolds suppose talked tell thing THOMAS WARTON thought Thrale told truth verses Warton wish write written wrote
Стр. 152 - Having carried on my work thus far with so little obligation to any favourer of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so much exultation. My Lord, your lordship's most humble, most obedient servant,
Стр. 151 - I might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre, — that I might obtain that regard for which I saw the world contending ; but I found my attendance so little encouraged, that neither pride nor modesty would, suffer me to continue it.
Стр. 151 - The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the Publick should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself.
Стр. 151 - Dictionary is recommended to the public, were written by your Lordship. To be so distinguished is an honour which, being very little accustomed to favours from the great, I know not well how to receive, or in what terms to acknowledge.
Стр. 32 - His studies had been so various that I am not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance with books was great ; and what he did not immediately know he could at least tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and such his copiousness of communication, that it may be doubted whether a day now passes in which I have not some advantage from his friendship.
Стр. 210 - No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Стр. 523 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Стр. 108 - Implore his aid, in his decisions rest, Secure whate'er he gives, he gives the best. Yet when the sense of sacred presence fires, And strong devotion to the skies aspires...