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" Johnson wrote it, that with the profits he might defray the expense of his mother's funeral, and pay some little debts which she had left. He told Sir Joshua Reynolds, that he composed it in the evenings of one week ; sent it to the press in portions... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes. With an ... - Página 378
por Samuel Johnson - 1823
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The Port Folio

1820
...her funeral, he wrote his romance of " Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia." According to his own account, he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and never re-perused it when finished. It is, however, one of his most splendid performances, elegant in...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...funeral, and of paying some small debts she left. The cause gave inspiration and vigour to his pen. He told Sir JOSHUA REYNOLDS that he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to press as it was written, and had never since read it over. Such a fact must raise our admiration of...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...that he received for the copy lool. and 25l. more when it came to a second edition ; that he wrote it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press...it was written, and had never since read it over. Hitherto, notwithstanding his various publications, he was poor, and obliged to provide by his labour...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...her funeral, he wrote his romance of " Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia." According to his own account, he composed it in the evenings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and never re-perused it when finished. It is, however, one of his most splendid performances, elegant in...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 132 páginas
...little debts which he had contracted. He told Sir Joshua Reynolds that he composed it in the CTCHings of one week, sent it to the press in portions as it -vas written, and had never since read it over. He received for the copy 1001. ; and 251. when it came...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1807
...expence of his mother's funeral, and pay 1g^ some little debts which she had left. He told Sir 50.' Joshua Reynolds, that he composed it in the evenings of one week, 9 sent it to the press in portions as it was written, and had never since read it over.' Mr. Strahan,...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 páginas
...profits he might defray the expence of her funeral, and pay some little debts which he had contracted. He told Sir Joshua Reynolds that he composed it in...it was written, and had never since read it over. He received for the copy L. 100; and L. 25 when it came to a second edition. The applause with which...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volumen1

Nathan Drake - 1809
...t-No. 126. Promptitude in the execution of his task, therefore, became a duty ; and he declared to Sir Joshua Reynolds, that " he composed it in the...it was written, and had never since read it over!" The sum obtained from the sale of this work, thus consecrated to filial affectipn, amounted to one...
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical: illustrative of ..., Volumen1

Nathan Drake - 1809
...t No. 1M. Promptitude in the execution of his task, there* fore, became a duty ; and he declared to Sir Joshua Reynolds, that " he composed it in the...as it was written, and had never since read it over !" The sum obtained from the sale of this work, thus consecrated to filial affection, amounted to one...
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical, illustrative of the Rambler ...

Nathan Drake - 1809
...t No. 126. Promptitude in the execution of his task, therefore, became a duty.; and he declared to Sir Joshua Reynolds, that " he composed it in the...sent it to the press in portions as it was written, apd had never since read it over!" The sum obtained from the sale of this work, thus consecrated to...
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