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A Johnson reader.

Author: Samuel Johnson; E L McAdam; George Milne
Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books [1964]
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Includes "Life of Savage", "The history of Rasselas", "Life of Milton", the prefaces to the "Dictionary" and "Shakespeare", essays, poems, and a section of quotations that illustrate "Johnson talking."
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Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Johnson reader.
New York, Pantheon Books [1964]
(OCoLC)742365932
Named Person: John Milton; Richard Savage; John Milton; Richard Savage
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Johnson; E L McAdam; George Milne
OCLC Number: 711057
Description: xv, 464 pages 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Acknowledgments --
Note on the text --
Life of Savage --
Vanity of human wishes --
Preface to the Dictionary --
Selections from the Dictionary --
Essays : Rambler, no. 4, The modern form of romances preferable to the ancient. The necessity of characters morally good ; No. 18. The unhappiness of marriage caused by irregular motives of choice ; No. 21. The anxieties of literature not less than those of public stations. The inequality of authors' writings ; No. 31. The defence of a known mistake highly culpable ; No. 60. The dignity and usefulness of biography ; No. 144. The difficulty of raising reputation. The various species of detractors ; No. 208. The Rambler's reception. His design ; Observations on the present state of affairs ; Idler. No. 22. The vulture ; No. 23. The unfitness of imprisoning debtors ; No. 61. Minim the critick ; No. 62. Minim the critick ; Bravery of the English common soldiers ; Legal brief on freeing a Negro slave --
Rasselas --
Preface to Shakespeare --
Life of Milton --
Life of Gray --
Light verse : Lines written in ridicule of Thomas Warton's poems ; Parody of Thomas Warton ; Parodies of The hermit of Warkworth ; Short song of congratulation --
Letters : To the Earl of Chesterfield, February, 1755 ; To the Earl of Bute, July 20, 1762 ; To Miss Susanna Thrale, July, 1783 ; To Mrs. Thrale, July 2, 1784 ; To Mrs. Thrale, July 8, 1784 --
Johnson talking.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Edited by E.L. McAdam, Jr. & George Milne.

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Includes "Life of Savage", "The history of Rasselas", "Life of Milton", the prefaces to the "Dictionary" and "Shakespeare", essays, poems, and a section of quotations that illustrate "Johnson talking."

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