The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Ll.d; Including A Journal Of His Tour To The Hebrides Volume 2

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJames Boswell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Joshua Reynolds, Sir, is the most invulnerable man I know; the man with whom if you should quarrel, you would find the most difficulty how to abuse." EARL OF Errol. 241 Dr. Johnson observed, the situation here was the noblest he had ever seen; better than Mount Edgecumbe, reckoned the first in England; because, at Mount Edgecumbe, the sea is bounded by land on the other side, and though there is there the grandenr of a.fleet, there is also the impression of there being a dock-yard, the circumstances of which are not agreeable. At Slains is an excellent old house. The noble owner has built of brick, along the square in the inside, a gallery, both on the first and second story, the house being no higher; so that he has always a dry walk; and the rooms, to which formerly there was no approach but through each other, have now all separate entries from the gallery, which is hung with Hogarth's works, and other prints. We went and sat a while in the library. There is a valuable numerous collection. It was chiefly made by Mr. Falconer, husband to the late Countess of Errol in he own right. This Earl has added a good many modern books. About nine the Earl ' came home. Captain Gordon, of Park, was with him. His lordship put Dr. Johnson in mind of their having dined together in London, along with Mr. Beauclerk. I was exceedingly pleased with Lord Errol. His dignified person and agreeable countenance, with the most unaffected affability, gave me high satisfaction. Prom perhaps a weakness, or, as I rather hope, more fancy and warmth of feeling than is quite reasonable, my mind is ever impressed with admiration for persons of high birth, and I could with the most perfect honesty, expatiate on Lord Errol's good qualities; but he stands in no need of my praise....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Joshua Reynolds, Sir, is the most invulnerable man I know; the man with whom if you should quarrel, you would find the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217596142

ISBN - 13:9780217596145

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