Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

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John Murray, 1851 - 874 strani
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Stran 346 - Live while you live, the Epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day. Live while you live, the sacred Preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies. Lord, in my views let both united be ; I live in pleasure, when I live to thee.
Stran 76 - me to continue it. When I had once addressed your lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess. I had done all that 1 could ; and no man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little.
Stran 76 - indifferent, and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it 4 ; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no
Stran 30 - Principium, vector, dux, semita, terminus, idem." " О Thou whose power o'er moving worlds presides, Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides On darkling man in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine. 'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast, With silent confidence and holy rest; From
Stran 226 - Joseph Andrews.' " ERSKINE. " Surely, Sir, Richardson is very tedious." JOHNSON. " Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as
Stran 76 - The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. 1 " Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help? The notice* which you have been pleased to take of my labours, bad it been early, had
Stran 26 - Mark whom the great caress, who frown on me. " " Has heaven reserv'd, in pity to the poor. No pathless waste, or undiscover'd shore ? No secret island in the boundless main ? No peaceful desert yet unclaim'd by Spain ? Quick let us rise, the happy seats explore, And bear Oppression's insolence no more."
Stran 139 - afford sufficient food to their vanity ; so they have betaken themselves to error. Truth, Sir, is a cow which will yield such people no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull. If I could have allowed myself to gratify my vanity at the expense of truth, what lame might I have acquired!
Stran 196 - determined to be master of the field, he had recourse to the device which Goldsmith imputed to him in the witty words of one of Cibber's comedies : " There is no arguing with Johnson ; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the but-end of it.
Stran 136 - not what honour he can propose to himself from having the character of a liar. But if he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why. Sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons." Sir David Dalrymple, now one of the Judges of Scotland by the title of Lord Halles

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