The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 1 of 3: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His

December 17, 2018|
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 1 of 3: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His by James Boswell
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Excerpt from The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 1 of 3: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations With Many Eminent Persons; And Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: The Whole Ex

Fielding, it is said, drank confusion to the man who invented the fifth act of a play. He who has edited an ex tensive work, and has concluded his labours by the prepara tion of a copious index, might well be pardoned, if he omitted to include the inventor of the Preface among the benefactors of mankind. The long and arduous task that years before he had set himself to do is done, and the last thing that he desires is to talk about it. Liberty is what he asks for, liberty to range for a time wherever he pleases in the wide and fair fields of literature. Yet with this longing for free dom comes a touch of regret and a doubt lest the 'fresh woods and pastures new' may never wear the friendly and familiar face of the plot of ground Within whose narrower confines he has so long been labouring, and whose every corner he knows so well. May-be he finds hope in the thought that should his new world seem strange to him and uncomfortable, ere long he may be called back to his old task, and in the preparation of a second edition find the quiet and the peace of mind that are often found alone in old use and wont.'

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Title:The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 1 of 3: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:660 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.38 in
Shipping dimensions:660 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.38 in
Published:December 17, 2018
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780484226417

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