The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Ll.d (volume 1)

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byJames Boswell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1826. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DEDICATION. TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS. My Dear Sir,--Every liberal motive that can actuate an author in the dedication of his labours, concurs in directing me to you, as the person to whom the following work should be inscribed. If there be a pleasure in celebrating the distinguished merit of a contemporary, mixed with a certain degree of vanity, not altogether inexcusable, in appearing fully sensible of it; where can I find one, in complimenting whom I can with more general approbation gratify those feelings? Your excellence not only in the art over which you have long presided with unrivalled fame, but also in philosophy and elegant literature, is well known to the present, and will continue to be the admiration of future ages. Your equal and placid temper, your variety of conversation, your true politeness, by which you are so amiable in private society, and that enlarged hospitality which has long made your house a common centre of union for the great, the accomplished, the learned, and the ingenious; all these qualities I can, in perfect confidence of not being accused of flattery, ascribe to you. If a man may indulge an honest pride, in having it known to the world, that he has been thought worthy of particular attention by a person of the first eminence in the age in which he lived, whose company has been universally courted; I am justified in availing myself of the usual privilege of a dedication, when I mention that there has been a long and uninterrupted friendship between us. If gratitude should be acknowledged for favours received, I have this opportunity, my dear sir, most sincerely to thank you for the many happy hours which I owe to your kindness--for the cordiality with which you have at all times been pleased to we...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1826. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DEDICATION. TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS. My Dear Sir,--Every liberal motive that can actuate an author in the dedication of his labours, c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217558283

ISBN - 13:9780217558280

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