Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of Atour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales, Volume 3,Հատորներ 1776-1780

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Էջ 453 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.
Էջ 296 - To be no more. Sad cure! for who would lose, Though full of pain, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through eternity, To perish rather, swallowed up and lost In the wide womb of uncreated Night, Devoid of sense and motion?
Էջ 453 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Էջ 381 - Poor stuff! No, Sir, claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy.
Էջ 72 - To Gammer Gurton if it give the bays, And yet deny the Careless Husband praise, Or say our fathers never broke a rule ; Why then, I say, the public is a fool.
Էջ 347 - He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know't, and he's not robb'd at all.
Էջ 85 - Sir Joshua agreed to carry it to Dr. Johnson, who received it with much good humour,1 and desired Sir Joshua to tell the gentlemen, that he would alter the Epitaph in any manner they pleased, as to the sense of it; but he would never consent to disgrace the walls of Westminster Abbey with an English inscription.
Էջ 358 - Those authors, therefore, are to be read at schools that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of moral truth, and most materials for conversation; and these purposes are best served by poets, orators, and historians.
Էջ 268 - I will not be put to the question. Don't you consider, Sir, that these are not the manners of a gentleman ? I will not be baited with what and why ; what is this ? what is that ? why is a cow's tail long? why is a fox's tail bushy ?" The gentleman, who was a good deal out of countenance, said, " Why, Sir, you are so good, that I venture to trouble you.
Էջ 159 - Hermit hoar in solemn cell, Wearing out life's evening gray : Smite thy bosom, sage, and tell, What is bliss? and which the way?

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