The Journal Of A Tour To The Hebrides With Samuel Johnson, Ll.D.

The Journal Of A Tour To The Hebrides With Samuel Johnson, Ll.D.

by James Boswell
     
 

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

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ISBN-13:
9781847028242
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.49(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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We sat till near two in the morning, having chatted a good while after my wife left us. She had insisted, that to shew all respect to the Sage, she would give up her own bed-chamber to him and take a worse. This I cannot but gratefully mention, as one of a thousand obligations which I owe her, since the great obligation of her being pleased to accept of me as her husband. SUNDAY, AUGUST 15. Mr. Scott came to breakfast, at which I introduced to Dr. Johnson, and him, my friend Sir William Forbes, now of Pitsligo; a man of whom ' too much good cannot be said; who, with distinguished abilities and application in his profession of a Banker, is at once a good companion, and a good Christian; which I think is saying enough. Yet it is but justice to record, that once, when he was in a dangerous illness, he was watched with the anx ious apprehension of a general calamity; day and night his house was beset with affectionate enquiries ; and, upon his recovery, Te deum was the universal chorus from the hearls of his countrymen. Mr. Johnson was pleased with my daughter Veronica, then a child of about four months old. She had the appearance of listening to him. His motions seemed to hen to be intended for her amusement; and when he stopped, she fluttered, and made a little infantine noise, and a kind of signal for him to begin again. She would be held closeto him ; which was a proof, from simple nature, that his figure was not horrid. Her fondness for him endeared her still more to me, and I declared she should have five hundred pounds of additional fortune. The saint's name of Veionica was introduced into our family through my great grandmother Veronica, Countess of Kincardine, a Dutch lady ofthe noble house of Sommelsdyck, of which there isa full account in Bayle's Dictionary. The ...

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