The Works Of Samuel Johnson (Volume 2); Ll.D. A New Edition In Twelve Volumes. With An Essay On His Life And Genius, By Arthur Murphy, Esq

The Works Of Samuel Johnson (Volume 2); Ll.D. A New Edition In Twelve Volumes. With An Essay On His Life And Genius, By Arthur Murphy, Esq
Auteur:
Samuel Johnson
ISBN:
9780217616461
ISBN10:
0217616461
Taal:
Engels
Bindwijze:
Paperback
Publicatiedatum:
01-01-2012
Geillustreerd:
Nee
Pagina's:
198 pagina's

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Numb. 3. Tuesday, March 27, 1750. Virtus, repulsce nescia sordidas, Intaminatis fulget honoribus, Nec snmit, aut ponit secures Arbitrio popularis aurce. Hor. Undisappointed in designs, With native honours Virtue shines; Nor takes up pow'r, nor lays it down, As giddy rabbles smile or frown. Elphinston. The task of an author is, either to teach what is not known, or to recommend known truths by his manner of adorning them; either to let new light in upon the mind, and open new scenes to the prospect, or to vary the dress and situation of common objects, so as to give them fresh grace and more powerful attractions, to spread such flowers over the regions through which the intellect has already made its progress, as may tempt it to return, and take a second view of things hastily passed over, or negligently regarded. Either of these labours is very difficult, because that they may not be fruitless, men must not only be persuaded of their errours, but reconciled to their guide; they must not only confess their ignorance, but, what is still less pleasing, must allow that he from whom they are to learn is more knowing than themselves. It might be imagined that such an employment was in itself sufficiently irksome and hazardous; that none would be found so malevolent as wantonly to add weight to the stone of Sisyphus; and that few endeavours would be used to obstruct those advances to reputation, which must be made at such an expence of time and thought, with so great hazard in the miscarriage, and with so little advantage from the success. Yet there is a certain race of men, that either imagine it their duty, or make it their amusement, to hinder the reception of every work of learning or genius, who stand as centinels in the avenues of fame, and value the...


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Titel:
The Works Of Samuel Johnson (Volume 2); Ll.D. A New Edition In Twelve Volumes. With An Essay On His Life And Genius, By Arthur Murphy, Esq
ISBN:
9780217616461
ISBN-10:
0217616461
Auteur:
Samuel Johnson

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