The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, 1. kötet
W. Andrews and L. Blake, 1807
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That it was , in some degree , occasioned by a defect in his nervous system , that
inexplicable part of our frame , appears highly probable . He told Mr. Paradise
that he was sometimes so languid and inefficient , that he could not distinguish
... appears from the following passage in his minutes , kept by way of diary : Sept.
7 , 1736. I have this day entered upon my “ Mayest thou , O God , enable me , for
Jesus Christ's sake , to spend this in such a manner , that I may receive comfort ...
... and we shall see that his most excellent works were struck off at a heat , with
rapid exertion.3 Yet he appears , from his early notes or memorandums in my
possession , to have at various times attempted , or at least planned , a
The state of poverty in which he died , appears from a note in one of Johnson's
little diaries of the following year , which strongly displays his spirit and virtuous
dignity of mind . " 1732 , Julii 15. Undecim aureos deposui , quo die quicquid
... was kind to the unthankful and to the evil . ” In the forlorn state of his
circumstances , he accepted of an offer to be employed as usher in the school of
Market - Bosworth , in Leicestershire , to which it appears , from one of his little
fragments of ...
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