The Life of Samuel Johnson : Volume II (Illustrated)

The Life of Samuel Johnson : Volume II (Illustrated)

by James Boswell

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The Life of Samuel Johnson : Volume II (Illustrated) by James Boswell

“With me the preparation of these volumes has, indeed, been the work of many years. Boswell's Life of Johnson I read for the first time in my boyhood, when I was too young for it to lay any hold on me. When I entered Pembroke College, Oxford, though I loved to think that Johnson had been there before me, yet I cannot call to mind that I ever opened the pages of Boswell. By a happy chance I was turned to the study of the literature of the eighteenth century. Every week we were required by the rules of the College to turn into Latin, or what we called Latin, a passage from The Spectator. Many a happy minute slipped by while, in forgetfulness of my task, I read on and on in its enchanting pages. It was always with a sigh that at last I tore myself away, and sat resolutely down to write bad Latin instead of reading good English.”

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ISBN-13: 9781304720573
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Sold by: LULU PRESS
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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