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illustrated.1841 Excerpt: ... HARRIS, born at Salisbury in 1709,
died in 1780. Harris was educated at Salisbury grammar school, and
Oxford. He sat in parliament for Christ Church, Hampshire, and was
appointed commissioner of the admiralty, but afterwards was removed
to the treasury board. In 1774 Harris was made secretary and
controller to the queen. He wrote three treatises concerning Art;
Music, Painting and Poetry; and Happiness;--Hermes, or a
Philosophical Enquiry concerning Universal Grammar; Philosophical
Arrangements, and Philological Enquiries. The celebrated bishop
Lowth calls Hermes the most beautiful and perfect example of
analysis that has been exhibited since the days of Aristotle. DR.
SAMUEL JOHNSON, born at Lichfield in 1709, died in 1784. Tell, for
you can, by what unerring art You wake to liner feelings every
heart; In each bright page some truth important give, And bid to
future times thy Rambler live. Mur.pnx. Dr. Samuel Johnson, who has
been styled the brightest ornament of the 181h century, was obliged
to leave Oxford before he had completed the. usual studies, from
the scantiness of his finances. Having married in 1735 a widow of
Birmingham who possessed 800 pounds, he was enabled to open an
academy. This plan failed for want of encouragement: he obtained
onl; three scholars, one of whom was the celebrated David Garrick.
In 1737 he settled in London, where, for several years, he derived
his principal employment and support by writing for the Gentleman's
Magazine. In 1744, appeared his 'Life of Savage.' The narrative is
remarkably smooth and well disposed, the observations are jusl, and
the reflections disclose the inmost recesses of the human
heart.--'The Rambler' came out in 1750. In this work, Johnson is
the great moral teacher of his countrymen: his essays form ...
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