Boswell's Life of Johnson, 3. kötet

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A. Constable and Company, Limited, 1901

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261. oldal - No, Sir ; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
184. oldal - 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.
261. oldal - as I enter the door of a tavern, I experience an oblivion of care, and a freedom from solicitude : when I am seated, I find the master courteous, and the servants obsequious to my call ; anxious to know and ready to supply my wants : wine there exhilarates my spirits, and prompts me to free conversation and an interchange of discourse with those whom I most love : I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinion and sentiments I find delight.
42. oldal - Of our friend Goldsmith he said, " Sir, he is so much afraid of being unnoticed, that he often talks merely lest you should forget that he is in the company." BOSWELL. "Yes, he stands forward." JOHNSON. "True, Sir; but if a man is to stand forward, he should wish to do it, not in an awkward posture, not in rags, not so as that he shall only be exposed to ridicule." BOSWELL. " For my part, I like very well to hear honest Goldsmith talk away carelessly.
195. oldal - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
261. oldal - 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.
235. oldal - For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
85. oldal - Robertson's work as romance, and try it by that standard. History it is not. Besides, Sir, it is the great excellence of a writer to put into his book as much as his book will hold. Goldsmith has done this in his History. Now Robertson might have put twice as much into his book. Robertson is like a man who has packed gold in wool : the wool takes up more room, than the gold.
107. oldal - ... paid to Johnson. One evening, in a circle of wits, he found fault with me for talking of Johnson as entitled to the honour of unquestionable superiority. ' Sir,' said he, ' you are for making a monarchy of what should be a republic.
43. oldal - I believe they might be good beings ; but they were not fit to be in the University of Oxford. A cow is a very good animal in the field ; but we turn her out of a garden.

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