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Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (Volume 8) (Paperback) Loot Price: R380 Discovery Miles 3 800
Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (Volume 8) (Paperback): Samuel Johnson
Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (Volume 8) (Paperback): Samuel Johnson

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Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (Volume 8) (Paperback)

Samuel Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... world must see many things that give him pain. The kindness of the professors did not contribute to abate the uneasy remembrance of an university -declining, a college alienated, and a church profaned and hastening to the ground. St. Andrews indeed has formerly suffered more atrocious ravages and more extensive destruction, but recent evils affect with greater force. We were reconciled to the sight of archiepiscopal ruins. The distance of a calamity from the present time seems to preclude the mind from contact or sympathy. Events long past are barely known; they are not considered. We read with as little emotion the violence of Knox and his followers, as the irruptions of Alaric and the Goths. Had the university been destroyed two centuries ago, we should not have regretted it; but to see it pining in decay, and struggling for life, fills the mind with mournful images and ineffectual wishes. ABERBROTHICK. As we knew sorrow and wishes to be vain, it was now our business to mind our way. The roads of Scotland afford little diversion to the traveller, who seldom sees himself either encountered or overtaken, and who has nothing to contemplate but grounds that have no visible boundaries, or are separated by walls of loose stone. From the bank of the Tweed to St. Andrews I had never seen a single tree, which I did not believe to have grown up far within the present century. Now and then about a gentleman's house stands a small plantation, which in Scotch is called a policy, but of these there are few, and those few all very young. The variety of sun and shade is here utterly unknown. There is no tree for either shelter or timber. The oak and the thorn is equally a stranger, and the whole country is extended in uniform nakedness, except that in the road between Kirkald...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
Authors: Samuel Johnson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-97695-8
Barcode: 9781234976958
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-234-97695-1

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