The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813 - 460 Seiten
 

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BRINGING WORLDS TOGETHER In the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Boswell successfully brought together his two worlds—that of Scotland and that of London. Samuel Johnson is a microcosm of London ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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In 1773 James Boswell (age 33) convinced his older friend Samuel Johnson (age 64) to go on a 4 month tour of Scotland. Boswell took on the role of tour guide and confidant introducing Johnson to the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 26 - Somebody talked of happy moments for composition ; and how a man can write at one time, and not at another. ' Nay, (said Dr. Johnson,) a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly* to it.
Seite 115 - This guest of summer, The temple-haunting martlet, does approve By his loved mansionry that the heaven's breath Smells wooingly here : no jutty,* frieze, Buttress, nor coign* of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle : Where they most breed and haunt...
Seite 5 - He was afflicted with a bodily disease which made him often restless and fretful; and with a constitutional melancholy, the clouds of which darkened the brightness of his fancy, and gave a gloomy cast to his whole course of thinking.
Seite 40 - Then, sir, let him go abroad to a distant country; let him go to some place where he is not known. Don't let him go to the devil, where he is known...
Seite 24 - Partridge, with a contemptuous sneer; "why, I could act as well as he myself. I am sure if I had seen a ghost I should have looked in the very same manner, and done just as he did.
Seite 198 - The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the grave shall hear his voice, and shall come forth ; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation...
Seite 65 - But in the course of general history, we find manners. In wars, we see the dispositions of people, their degrees of humanity, and other particulars.
Seite 230 - In the last age, when my mother lived in London, there were two sets of people, those who gave the wall, and those who took it ; the peaceable and the quarrelsome. When...
Seite 223 - There is no tracing the connection of ancient nations, but by language ; and therefore I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations. If you find the same language in distant countries, you may be sure that the inhabitants of each have been the same people ; that is to say, if you find the languages a good deal the same ; for a word here and there being the same, will not do. Thus Butler, in his 'Hudibras...

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