The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, ... By James Boswell, Esq

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H. Baldwin and Son, 1799

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Stran 148 - If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Stran 6 - Redress the rigours of the inclement clime; Aid slighted truth with thy persuasive strain ; Teach erring man to spurn the rage of gain ; Teach him, that states of native strength...
Stran 371 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Stran 331 - There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.
Stran 464 - Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest: welcome at an inn.
Stran 350 - The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
Stran 120 - tis all a cheat ; Yet, fooled with hope, men favour the deceit ; Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay : To-morrow's falser than the former day ; Lies worse, and, while it says, we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Stran 72 - Talking of a London life, he said: " The happiness of London is not to be conceived but by those who have been in it. I will venture to say, there is more learning and science within the circumference of ten miles from where we now sit, than in all the rest of the kingdom.
Stran 178 - But we should have the greatest inclination to look into that chamber, to talk of that subject.
Stran 47 - ... supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not convince yourself may convince the judge to whom you urge it, and if it does convince him, why then, sir, you are wrong, and he is right.

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