James Boswell quotes

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I borrowed today out of the Advocate's Library, David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature, but found it so abstruse, so contrary to so ...
Addison writes with the ease of a gentleman. His readers fancy that a wise and accomplished companion is talking to them; so that ...
Writing a book I have found to be like building a house. A man forms a plan, and collects materials. He thinks he has enough to ra ...
"Extraordinary Johnsoniana--Tacenda."
I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.
After I went to bed I had a curious fancy as to dreams. In sleep the doors of the mind are shut, and thoughts come jumping in at t ...
I was not at all shocked with this execution at the time. John died seemingly without much pain. He was effectually hanged, the ro ...
I argued that the chastity of women was of much more consequence than that of men, as the property and rights of families depend u ...
In the evening my wife insisted to read this journal, and, finding in it such explicit instances of licentiousness, she was much a ...
I had a strong curiosity to be satisfied if he persisted in disbelieving a future state even when he had death before his eyes.... ...
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