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Boswell and Johnson, their companions and contemporaries

John Francis Waller

Boswell and Johnson, their companions and contemporaries

by John Francis Waller

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Published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Boswell, James, -- 1740-1795.,
  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784.,
  • English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby J. F. Waller.
    SeriesCassell"s popular library
    The Physical Object
    Pagination188 p. ;
    Number of Pages188
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14226115M

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    the book of random, and reading wherever the eye falls upon a passage of especial interest. All such passages, I hope, have been retained, and enough of the whole book to illustrate all the phases of Johnson's mind and of his time which Boswell observed. Loyal Johnsonians may look upon such a book with a measure of scorn. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback): Life of Johnson (Paperback) reputation depends less on his literary output than on the fortunate accident of finding an ideal biographer in James Boswell. As Johnson's constant and admiring companion, Boswell was able to record not only the outward events of his life, but also the humour, wit, and sturdy /5(15).


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James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (29 October - 19 May ) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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In Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, one of the towering figures of English literature is revealed with unparalleled immediacy and originality, in a biography to which we owe much of our knowledge of the man h a series of richly detailed anecdotes, Johnson emerges as a sociable figure, vigorously engaging and fencing with great contemporaries such as Garrick, Goldsmith, Burney /5(30).

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The majority of the book is devoted to Johnson's middle-age and later life when Boswell knew him well and made extensive notes about their friendship and the conversations they had.

The book to which we naturally turn first to see whether Macaulay knows his subject is Boswell's Life of Johnson; not the edition in six volumes by Dr. George B. Hill, scholarly as it is, but some such edition as Mr. Mowbray Morris's, published by the Macmillan Company in one volume.

When we read Boswell the first time, to get his conception of. Read Dr. Johnson to Mrs. Boswell of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. The text begins: 'DR.

JOHNSON TO MRS. BOSWELL. 'DEAR LADY,—I have not often received so much pleasure as from your invitation to Auchinleck. The journey thither and back is, indeed, too great for the latter part of the year; but if my health were fully recovered, I would suffer no little heat and cold, nor a wet.

Read Introduction of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. The text begins: Phillips Brooks once told the boys at Exeter that in reading biography three men meet one another in close intimacy—the subject of the biography, the author, and the reader.

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Johnson: "Nay, Sir, you shall know their fate no further.") This is one of the great virtues of Boswell's work: it shows us how funny Johnson was, albeit with a certain amount of editorial tempering.James Boswell, Life of Johnson () --not able to deal well with Johnson's "low" companions such as Savage, 47,Beauclerk, see Johnson's comment, He misstates the financial position of Johnson's wife, 30 (64 admits he loved her) their differences and even quarrels add a sense of Johnson as a private person, records real.