DEAR MADAM , This week I came home from Paris . I have brought you a little
box , which I thought pretty ; but I know not whether it is properly a snuff - box , or
a box for some other use . I will send it when I can find an opportunity . I have
I am , dear Madam , Your most affectionate hun ble servant , SAM , JOHNSON .
Nov. 16 , 1775 . TO THE SAME . " DEAR MADAM , “ Some weeks ago I wrote to
you , to tell you that I was just come home from a ramble , and hoped that I should
When on a subsequent day he was twitted by Mrs. Thrale for being very late ,
which he generally was , he defended himself by alluding to the extraordinary
morning , when he had been too early , “ Madam , I do not like to come down to
Mrs. Thrale seemed shocked at this , as feudal barbarity ; and said , I do not
undere stand this preference of the estate to its owner ; of the land to the man
who walks upon that land . Johnson . Nay , Madam , it is not a preser . ence of the
land to ...
We read in the Gospel of the apostles being sent to preach , but not to hold their
tongues . All severity that does not tend to increase good , or prevent evil , is idle .
I said to the Lady Abbess of a convent , · Madam , you are here , not for the love ...
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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