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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ... - Page 19
by James Boswell - 1822
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...to be fufficiendy fenfible of the merit of Otway." " Snatches of reading (faid he) will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain...books are) and let him read at his choice. A child fhould not be difcouraged from reading any trying that he takes a liking to, from a notion that it...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...to be fufficiemly fenfible of the merit of Otway." " Snatches of reading (faid he) will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain...child into a library (where no unfit books are) and let.him read at his choice. A child fhould not be difcouraged from reading any thing that he takes...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Anecdotes - 1798 - 446 pages
...is good in its kind." Speaking Speaking of reading, " Snatches of reading, he faid, will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain...books are), and let him read at his choice. A child fhould not be difeouraged from reading any thing that he takes a liking to, from a notion that it is...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...that each is good in its kind." Speaking of reading, " Snatches of reading (he said) will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain...child should not be discouraged from reading any thing that,he takes a liking to, from a notion that it is above his reach. If that be the case the child...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...to be sufficiently sensible of the merit of Otway."* " Snatches of reading (said he) will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain degree advantageous. 1 would put a child into a library (where no unfit books are) and let him read at his choice. A child...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...be sufficiently sensible of the merit of Otway. Snatches of reading, said he, will not make a Bently or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain degree...liking to, from a notion that it is above his reach. If U4t be the case, the child will soon find it out and desist ; if not, he of courre gains instruction...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...it is better when a man reads from immediate inclination. Snatches of reading indeed will not make a Bentley or a Clarke : they are, however, in a certain...his reach. If that be the case, the child will soon And it out and desist ; if not, he of course gains the instruction ; which is so' much the more likely...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...to be sufficiently sensible of the merit of Otway." " Snatches of reading (said he) will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain...from reading any thing that he takes a liking toĽ fren> a notion that it is above hi$ reach. If that be tbe case, the child will sooa find it out and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...be sufficiently sensible of the merit of Otway." ' " ' Snatches of reading (said he) will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain degree advantageous. I would put a child into a 1 [This assertion concerning Johnson's insensibility to the pathetick powers of Otway, is too round....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1821
...be sufficiently sensible of the merit of Otway."1 " ' Snatches of reading (said he) will not make a Bentley or a Clarke. They are, however, in a certain degree advantageous. I would put a chjld into a 1 [This assertion concerning Johnson's insensibility to the pathetick powers of Otway,...
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