The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L, Vol. 1 of 15: With an Essay on His Life and Genius (Classic Reprint) by Arthur MurphyThe Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L, Vol. 1 of 15: With an Essay on His Life and Genius (Classic Reprint) by Arthur Murphy

The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L, Vol. 1 of 15: With an Essay on His Life and Genius (Classic…

byArthur Murphy

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Excerpt from The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L, Vol. 1 of 15: With an Essay on His Life and Genius

Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language; he Chinese perfectly polite, and com pletely skilled ih all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impar tial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found, there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a con test of passion and reason; and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced, in most countries, their particular incon veniences by particular favours. We have here an early specimen of Johnson's manner: the vein of thinking and the frame of the sentences are manifestly his: we see the infant Hercules. The translation of Lobo's Narrative has been reprinted lately in a separate volume, with some other tracts of Dr Johnson's, and therefore forms no part of this edition; but a compendious account of so interest ing a work as Father Lobo's discovery of the head of the Nile will not, it is imagined, be unaccepta ble to the reader.

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Title:The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L, Vol. 1 of 15: With an Essay on His Life and Genius (Classic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:December 12, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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