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A Johnson reader.

Author: Samuel Johnson; E L McAdam; George Milne
Publisher: New York, Modern Library [1966, ©1964]
Series: Modern library of the world's best books.
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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: 1034151
Description: xv, 464 pages 19 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.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books.
Responsibility: Edited by E.L. McAdam, Jr. & George Milne.

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