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He promised to shew me them , but I neglected to put him in mind of it : and the
greatest part of them has been lost , or , perhaps , destroyed in a precipitate
burning of his papers a few days before his death , which must ever be lamented
The kindness which you and I experienced from his brother , whose unfortunate
death we sincerely lament , will make us always desirous to show attention to any
branch of the family . Indeed , you have so much of the true Highland cordiality ...
... Britain , " as the world had been taught to expect ; and had said to me , that he
believed Campbell's disappoiotment on account of the bad success of that work ,
had killed " him . He this evening observed of it , “ That'work was his death .
When we came within the focus of the Lichfield lamps , Now ( said he , ) we are
getting out of a state of death . We put up at the Three Crowns , not one of the
great inns , but a good old fashioned one , which was kept by Mr. Wilkins , and
His lady , I have reason to believe , on the same authority , participated in the
guilt of what the enthusiasts of our immortal bard deem almost a species of
sacrilege . After dinner Dr. Johnson wrote a letter to Mrs. Thrale , on the death of
her son .
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - MrsLee - LibraryThing
Obviously, this rating is for myself alone. Two stars in my library means that I did not like the book, but that someone else might. In this case, I found Boswell to fawning for my enjoyment, and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Boswell is a good biographer, better than most modern ones. Samuel Johnson was quite a character, one who, even today, would be interesting to know. Whether discussing the rebellion in the North ... Vollständige Rezension lesen