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Boswell, when he speaks of his Life of Johnson, calls it my magnum opus, but it may more properly be called his opera, for it is t ...
I teazed him with fanciful apprehensions of unhappiness. A moth having fluttered round the candle, and burnt itself, he laid hold ...
Unlike Boswell, whose Journals record a long and unrewarded search for a self, Johnson possessed a formidable one. His life in Lon ...
BOSWELL. But what do you think of supporting a cause which you know to be bad? JOHNSON. "Sir, you do not know it to be good or bad ...
BOSWELL. "I have often blamed myself, Sir, for not feeling for others as sensibly as many say they do." JOHNSON. "Sir, don't be du ...
BOSWELL " ... Is not the fear of death natural to man?" JOHNSON. "So much so, Sir, that the whole of life is but keeping away the ...
"My dear Sir, you don't call Rousseau bad company. Do you really think him a bad man?..." JOHNSON. "... I think him one of the wor ...
I [Boswell] ... insisted that admiration was more pleasing than judgment, as love is more pleasing than friendship. The feeling of ...
Fielding being mentioned, Johnson exclaimed, "he was a blockhead ...." BOSWELL. "Will you not allow, Sir, that he draws very natur ...
Talking of our feeling for the distresses of others;MJOHNSON. "Why, Sir, there is much noise made about it, but it is greatly exag ...
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