Letters to and from the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: To which are Added Some Poems Never Before Printed, Band 1

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A. Strahan, 1788 - 397 Seiten
 

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Seite 150 - Philosophers there are who try to make themselves believe that this life is happy; but they believe it only while they are saying it, and never yet produced conviction in a single mind.
Seite 114 - Monboddo's, the Scotch Judge, who has lately written a strange book about the origin of language, in which he traces monkeys up to men, and says that in some countries the human species have tails like other beasts.
Seite 167 - Skie, we left it, as we thought, with a fair wind ; but a violent gust, which Bos. had a great mind to call a tempest, forced us into Col, an obscure island ; on which nulla campis Arbor aestiva recreatur aura.
Seite 131 - I sat down to take notes on a green bank, with a small stream running at my feet, in the midst of savage solitude, with mountains before me, and on either hand covered with heath. I looked around me, and wondered that I was not more affected, but the mind is not at all times equally ready to be put in motion...
Seite 277 - Poor Baretti ! do not quarrel with him ; to neglect him a little will be sufficient. He means only to be frank, and manly, and independent, and perhaps, as you say, a little wise. To be frank, he thinks, is to be cynical ; and to be independent is to be rude. Forgive him, dearest lady, the rather, because of his misbehaviour I am afraid he learned part of me.
Seite 134 - The return of my birth-day, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
Seite 43 - There has been a man here to-day to take a farm. After some talk he went to see the bull, and said that he had seen a bigger. Do you think he is likely to get the farm?' Ib. p. 43. 'Oct. 31, 1772. Our bulls and cows are all well; but we yet hate the man that had seen a bigger bull.
Seite 362 - As you have now little to do, I suppose you are pretty diligent at the Thraliana ; and a very curious collection posterity will find it. Do not remit the practice of writing down occurrences as they arise, of whatever kind, and be very punctual in annexing the dates. Chronology you know is the eye of history; and every man's life is of importance to himself!
Seite 178 - PERMEO terras ubi nuda rupes Saxeas miscet nebulis ruinas, Torva ubi rident steriles coloni Rura labores. Pervagor gentes hominum ferorum, Vita ubi nullo decorata cultu Squallet informis, tugurique fumis Fceda latescit.

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