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Letters of James Boswell: Addressed to ... W. J. Temple : Now First ...
Vista completa - 1857
admirable affection affectionate agreeable allow answer appear Auchinleck believe Boswell's called cause character comfort coming compliments conversation correspondence Corsican daughter David deal dear Temple desire dined doubt Edinburgh ERSKINE expression father feel give Gray happy hear heart honour hope imagine interest Italy JAMES BOSWELL John Johnson keep kind lady late letter live London look Lord manner means meet mentioned mind Miss nature never night obliged observed occasion opinion pass perhaps person pleased pleasure Pray present probably publication published reason received referred remarks respect says Scotland seems seen sent sincerely soon spirits strange suppose sure talk tell things thought tion told true week wife wish woman worthy write written wrote young
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 212 - 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 178 - All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it."— I did not push the subject any farther.
Página 176 - ... merely as a man of letters; and though without birth, or fortune, or station, his desire was to be looked upon as a private independent gentleman, who read for his amusement. Perhaps it may be said, What signifies so much knowledge, when it produced so little?
Página 17 - At last, on Monday the 16th of May, when I was sitting in Mr. Davies's back-parlour, after having drunk tea with him and Mrs. Davies, Johnson unexpectedly came into the shop ; and Mr.
Página 60 - I was going to recommend to you, when I received your letter : it has pleased and moved me strangely, all (I mean) that relates to Paoli. He is a man born two thousand years after his time ! The pamphlet proves what I have always maintained, that any fool may write a most valuable book by chance, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity.