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Unlike Boswell, whose Journals record a long and unrewarded search for a self, Johnson possessed a formidable one. His life in Lon ...
Where is the literature which gives expression to Nature? He would be a poet who could impress the winds and streams into his serv ...
The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at N ...
Every thing in his composition was little; and he had all the weaknesses of a little mind, without any of the virtues, or even the ...
She loved money, but could occasionally part with it, especially to men of learning, whose patronage she affected. She often conve ...
His poor, crazy, deformed body was a mere Pandora's box, containing all the physical ills that ever afflicted humanity. This, perh ...
George the first was an honest, dull, German gentleman, as unfit as unwilling to act the part of a king, which is to shine and to ...
His youth was distinguished by all the tumult and storm of pleasures, in which he licentiously triumphed, disdaining all decorum. ...
His breast was the seat of all those passions which degrade our nature, and disturb our reason. There they raged in a perpetual co ...
The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.... He was fixed in the house of lords, ...
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