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Letters of James Boswell: Addressed to ... W. J. Temple : Now First ...
Vista completa - 1857
Abbé Raynal account of Corsica acquaintance Adamtown Adieu admirable affectionate agreeable amiable amusement Andrew Erskine Auchinleck believe best compliments Boswell's character comfort confess conversation correspondence Corsican Court of Session daughter David David Hume deal dear friend dear Temple dearest friend dined Edinburgh elegant father favour feel following letter fond gentleman give Gray happy hear History honour hope Hume hypochondria imagine Inner Temple JAMEs Boswell Johnson Journal kind lady literary live London Lord Lisburne Lord Lonsdale Mamhead married mind Miss Blair Mount Edgecumbe never night obliged Paoli perhaps Perreau pleased pleasure Pray present pretty Princess published remarks Rudd Samuel Johnson says Scotland sensible sincerely Sir Joshua soon spirits strange supped talk tell Temple's thought tion told uneasy week wife wish woman worthy write written wrote Wyvill yesterday young Zelide
Página 44 - As the vessel put out to sea, I kept my eyes upon him for a considerable time, while he remained rolling his majestic frame in his usual manner ; and at last I perceived him walk back into the town, and he disappeared.
Página 208 - We walked in the evening in Greenwich park. He asked me, I suppose, by way of trying my disposition, " Is not this very fine?" Having no exquisite relish of the beauties of nature, and being more delighted with " the busy hum of men," I answered " Yes, sir ; but not equal to Fleet-street." JOHNSON. "You are right, sir.
Página 44 - Nay, Sir, it is more likely you should forget me, than that I should forget you." As the vessel put out to sea, I kept my eyes upon him for a considerable time, while he remained rolling his...
Página 66 - Jamie, mon," he said to a friend. " Jamie is gaen clean gyte. — What do you think, mon ? He's done wi' Paoli — he's off wi' the land-louping scoundrel of a Corsican ; and whose tail do you think he has pinned himself to now, mon ?" Here the old judge summoned up a sneer of most sovereign contempt. " A dominie, mon — an auld dominie ; he keeped a schule, and cau'd it an acaadamy.
Página 33 - Truth, Sir, is a cow which will yield such people no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull.
Página 31 - A •ervant's strict regard for truth," said he, " must be weakened by such a practice. A philosopher may know that it is merely a form of denial ; but few servants are such nice distinguishers.
Página 175 - He was equally acquainted with the elegant and profound parts of science, and that not superficially, but thoroughly. He knew every branch of history, both natural and civil ; had read all the original iibtorians of England, France, and Italy; and was a great antiquarian.
Página 134 - , in his rude versification, has very judiciously pointed out that degree of intelligence which is to be desired in a female companion : ' Give me, next good, an understanding wife, By Nature wise, not learned by much art ; Some knowledge on her side will all my life More scope of conversation impart ; Besides, her inborne virtue fortifie ; They are most firmly good, who best know why.
Página 178 - All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it."— I did not push the subject any farther.