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Johnsoniana: Or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr ...
John Wilson Croker
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acquaintance added affected ANECDOTES answer appeared asked attention believe better Bolt Court Boswell called character common continued conversation dear death delight desired dinner Doctor expressed eyes father fear Garrick gave give hand hear heard heart honour hope hour human John Johnson kind knew knowledge known lady learning least leave less lived look Lord madam manner mean mentioned mind Miss morning nature never observed occasion once opinion particularly passed perhaps person pleased pleasure Poets poor present reason received remark remember repeated replied respect returned Reynolds seemed Sir Joshua soon speak spirit suppose sure talk tell thing thought Thrale tion told took true truth turned virtue whole wish write written young
Page 468 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Page 441 - OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people], — Croker.
Page 376 - Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot; This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod...
Page 468 - They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord...
Page 392 - DISORDERS of intellect," answered Imlac, "happen much more often than superficial observers will easily believe. Perhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate his attention wholly by his will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command.
Page 387 - A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. He that willingly suffers the corrosions of inveterate hatred, and gives up his days and nights to the gloom of malice and perturbations of stratagem, cannot surely be said to consult his ease.
Page 32 - Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Page 26 - Young man, there is America — which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.
Page 394 - The force of his comic scenes has suffered little diminution from the changes made by a century and a half, in manners or in words. As his personages act upon principles arising from genuine passion, very little modified by particular forms, their pleasures and vexations are communicable to all times and to all places; they are natural, and therefore durable...