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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 7; Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback) Loot Price: R468
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 7; Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback): James Boswell

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume 7; Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides (Paperback)

James Boswell

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Loot Price R468 Discovery Miles 4 680

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 Excerpt: ...of generous claret in his hand). "Sir, I can only drink your health." JohnSon. "Sir, I should be sorry if you should be ever in such a state as to be able to do nothing more." Robertson. "Dr. Johnson, allow me to say, that in one respect I have the advantage of you: when you were in Scotland you would not come to hear any of our preachers; whereas, when I am here, I attend your public worship without scruple, and, indeed, with great satisfaction." JohnSon. "Why, Sir, that is not so extraordinary: the King of Siam sent ambassadors to Louis the Fourteenth, but Louis the Fourteenth sent none to the King of Siam." (') Here my friend for once discovered a want of knowledge or forgetfulness; for Louis the Fourteenth did send an embassy to the King of Siam (-), and the Abbe Choisi, who was employed in it, published an account of it in two volumes. Next day, Thursday, April 30. (3), I found him (1) Mrs. Piozzi confidently mentions this as having passed in Scotland.--Anecdotes, p. 62. (2) The Abbe de Choisi was sent by Louis XIV. on an embassy to the King o Siam in 1683, with a view, it has been said, to convert the king of the country to Christianity.--M.--The Chevalier de Chaumont was the ambassador: the Abbd de Choisi was, as Boswell correctly states, only "employed in it," and it was in return of this mission that the King of Siam sent his embassy to Louis.--C. (3) "April 30. 1778. Since I was fetched away from Streatham, the Journal (of engagements) stands thus: Saturday, Sir Joshua; Sunday, Mr. Hoole; Monday, Lord Lucan; Tuesday, Gen. Paoli; Wednesday, Mr. Ramsay; Thursday, Old Bailey; Friday, Club; Saturday, Sir Joshua; Sunday, Lady Lucan. Monday, pray let it be Streatham, and very early; do, now, let it ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: James Boswell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-20366-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-236-20366-6
Barcode: 9781236203663

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