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, Band 2
W. Andrews and L. Blake, and Cushing and Appleton, Salem, 1807
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Boswell . " At present , Sir , I think riches seem to gain most respect . ” Johnson . “
No , Sir , riches do not gain hearty respect ; they only procure external attention .
A very 1772. rich man , from low beginnings , may buy DR . JOHNSON . il.
I do not mean that we should speak as broad as a certain prosperous member of
Parliament from that country ; though it has been well observed , that " it has been
of no small use to him ; as it rouses the attention of the House by its ...
1772. regimentals of the Scots Royal , who talked with a viÆtat . vacity , fluency ,
and precision so uncommon , that he 63. attracted particular attention . He proved
to be the Honourable Thomas Erskine , youngest brother to the Earl of Buchan ...
Upon which the General , pouring a little wine upon the table , described every
thing with a wet finger : “ Here we were , here were the Turks , ” & c . & c .
Johnson listened with the closest attention . A question was started , how far
people who ...
Thus disappointed of his wish to obtain the attention of the company , Goldsmith
in a passion threw down bis hat , looking angrily at Johnson , and exclaiming in a
bitter tone , “ Take it . ” When Toplady was going to speak , Johnson uttered ...
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