The Life of Samuel Johnson, vol 1

The Life of Samuel Johnson, vol 1
1709-1765

By

3
(1 Review)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, vol 1 by James Boswell

Published:

1887

Pages:

646

Downloads:

1,680

Share This

The Life of Samuel Johnson, vol 1
1709-1765

By

3
(1 Review)
Edited by George Birkbeck Hill.

Book Excerpt

ative that needs illustration. Johnson in his talk ranges over a vast number of subjects. In his capacious memory were stored up the fruits of an almost boundless curiosity, and a wide and varied reading. I have sought to follow him wherever a remark of his required illustration, and have read through many a book that I might trace to its source a reference or an allusion. I have examined, moreover, all the minor writings which are attributed to him by Boswell, but which are not for the most part included in his collected works. In some cases I have ventured to set my judgment against Boswell's, and have refused to admit that Johnson was the author of the feeble pieces which were fathered on him. Once or twice in the course of my reading I have come upon essays which had escaped the notice of his biographer, but which bear the marks of his workmanship. To these I have given a reference. While the minute examination that I have so often had to make of Boswell's narrative has done nothing but strengthen my trus

Readers reviews

5
4
3
2
1
3.0
Average from 1 Review
3
Write Review
Amy Crumpton - The Necessity of Self-Care
FEATURED AUTHOR - Amy Crumpton loves to help women take charge of their lives and lean into their strength and significance. She is a licensed counselor and certified coach, with a previous career in business. Crumpton loves books, red wine, words, silence, sand, saltwater, craft beer, coffee and CrossFit. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Me First in The Mornings. Please give us a short introduction to what Me First In The Mornings is about. At its core, Me First in the Mornings is… Read more