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" the best philosopher whom I have ever seen or known." In 1781, Johnson at last completed his " Lives of the Poets," of which he gives this account: " Some time in March I finished the ' Lives of the Poets,' which I wrote in my usual way, dilatorily and... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Seite 23
von James Boswell - 1822
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1859
...completed in March, 1781. Altogether it employed him for nearly four yearSi ' I wrote it,' he says, ' in my usual way, dilatorily and hastily, unwilling to work, and working with vigour and haste.' The moral purpose to be served by his ' Lives' was always present to his mind, and he hoped they '...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 208

1908
...within it, he was not always at his best. He describes himself as having written the ' Lives ' in his ' usual way, dilatorily and hastily, unwilling to work and working with vigour and haste.' Of this haste the indications are at first evident only when he is dealing with poets of little importance,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

1815
...Lives of the Poets were published, and the remainder in 1781, which he wrote by his own confession, " dilatorily and hastily, unwilling to work, and working with vigour and haste." He had, however, performed so much more than was expected, that his employers presented him with an...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

1815
...Lives of the Poets were published, and the remainder in 1781, which he wrote by his own confession, " dilatorily and hastily, unwilling to work, and working with vigour and haste." He had, however, performed so much more than was expected, that his employers presented him with an...
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The British Nepos; or, Youth's mirror: lives of illustrious Britons

William Fordyce Mavor - 1816
...the English Poets, which he completed in 1781. " Some time in March," says he in his Meditations, " I finished the Lives of the Poets: which I wrote in...usual way, dilatorily and hastily; unwilling to work, but working with vigour and haste."' Thonsrh now upwards of seventy yean of age. yet in this last great...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Band 6

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...of two hundred guineas was certainly not too liberal. But though he wrote (by his own confession) " dilatorily and hastily, unwilling to work, and working with vigour and haste," he performed so much more than was expected, that his employers generously presented him with an additional...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Band 2

James Boswell - 1817
...Luciau of the ancient Sage, " apifov uv QICJJ. tyu tyiXoaotyuv yivoptvov, the best philosopher whom 1 have ever seen or known." In 1781, Johnson at last...Lives of the Poets,' of which he gives this account : Sometime in March 1 finished the ' Lives of the Poets,' which I wrote in my usual way, dilatorily...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Band 2

James Boswell - 1820
...this account : Sometime in March 1 finished the ' Lives of the Poets,' which 1 wrote in my usual^way, dilatorily and hastily, unwilling to work, and working with vigour and haste. In u memorandum previous to this, he says of them : " Written I hope, in sucha manner as miy tend to...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Band 4

James Boswell - 1821
...oi5a e-ytu qthoro(puiv •ytvofj.svw, the best philosopher whom I have ever seen or known." In J781, Johnson at last completed his " Lives of the Poets,"...my usual way, dilatorily and hastily, unwilling to haste."' In ai of them: "Writto*,! may tend to the ynmotimi of pietr.~ 2 This is the mwk, which rf'afl...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Band 4

James Boswell - 1821
...general character given by Lucian of the ancient Sage, " af Krrov tav oifa lyuj <fi\-ji70<ptuv ywiu-svov, the best philosopher whom I have ever seen or known."...Lives of the Poets," of which he gives this account: " Sonic time in March I finished the ' Lives of the Poets,' which I wrote in my usual wav, dilatorily...
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