The agreeable eye

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More specifically concerning: samuel johnson

Citation (20)

25 March 2004, around 15.25.

a love-song, a love-song.

Rasselas

26 March 2004, around 19.06.

a philosophical expedition to Abissinia

Citation (40)

4 January 2011, around 16.26.

on studying hard…

on biography (1)

15 November 2011, around 6.12.

Alexander Theroux. The Strange Case of Edward Gorey. Seattle: Fantagraphics, 2011. After much consideration of this point, I came to the resolution of writing truly, if I wrote at all; of withholding nothing, though some things, from their very nature, could not be spoken of so fully as others. —Elizabeth Gaskell (Life of Charlotte Brontë, […]

the doubtful guest

17 November 2011, around 8.50.

Mrs. Boswell reacts to a visitation by Samuel Johnson.

Crambe repetita (20)

19 November 2011, around 8.09.

Boswell, Life of Johnson.

self-help

14 March 2012, around 4.47.

Let all such fancies, illusive and destructive, be banished henceforward from your thoughts for ever. Resolve, and keep your resolution; choose, and pursue your choice. If you spend this day in study, you will find yourself still more able to study to-morrow; not that you are to expect that you shall at once obtain a […]

in a style to endure

1 June 2014, around 11.42.

In the world of literature and art, Goldsmith and Johnson had gone; Cowper was not yet much known; the most prominent poets were Hayley and Darwin; the most distinguished prose-writer, Gibbon. […] Miss Burney, afterwards Madame D’Arblay, surprised the reading world with her entertaining, but somewhat vulgar novels; and Mrs. Inchbald, Mrs. Charlotte Smith, and […]

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