Literary Landmarks of London

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Harper & Brothers, 1892 - 367 էջ

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Էջ 108 - love as my own soul : if you survive me, as you certainly will, if a stone shall mark the place of my grave, see these words put upon it : — "Life is a jest and all things show it : I thought so once, and now I know it,
Էջ 116 - sold it for sixty pounds. I brought Goldsmith the money ; and he discharged his rent, not without rating his landlady in a high tone for having used him so ill. In 1764 Johnson found Goldsmith in a humble set of chambers at No. 2 Garden Court, Middle Temple, near the New Library and behind Fountain Court.
Էջ 172 - performances. Shakspere with the English man-ofwar, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. As Fuller was
Էջ 116 - I accordingly went to him as soon as I was dressed, and found that his landlady had arrested him for his rent, at which he was in a violent passion. I perceived that he had already changed my guinea, and had a bottle of Madeira and a glass
Էջ 157 - towards us, he announced his awful approach to me somewhat in the manner of an actor in the part of Horatio, when he addresses Hamlet on the appearance of his father's ghost, ' Look, my lord, it comes ! ' 1 found that I had a very perfect idea of Johnson's figure, from a
Էջ 76 - Whereas, Daniel De Foe, alias De Fooe, is charged with writing a scandalous and seditious pamphlet entitled ' The Shortest Way with the Dissenters.' He is a middle-sized spare man, about forty years old, of a brown complexion, and dark brown colored hair, but wears a wig ; a hooked
Էջ 7 - while I seem attentive to nothing but the ' Postman,' overhear the conversation of every table in the room. I appear on Sunday nights at the St. James's Coffee House, and sometimes join the committee of politics in the inner room as one who comes there to hear and improve.
Էջ 116 - I received one morning a message from poor Goldsmith, that he was in great distress, and as it was not in his power to come to me, begging that I would come to him as soon as
Էջ 119 - passed to-day where you and I dined; I ask your pardon.' Goldsmith answered placidly, ' It must be much from yon, sir, that I take ill ; ' and so at once the difference was over, and they were on as easy terms as ever, and Goldsmith rattled away as usual.
Էջ 118 - died of a fever, made, I am afraid, more violent by uneasiness of mind. His debts began to be heavy, and all his resources were exhausted. Sir Joshua is of opinion that he owed no less than two thousand pounds. Was ever poet so trusted before ?

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