The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 2

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G. Bell and sons, 1889
 

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Pagina 314 - The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write ; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." I argued warmly against the Judges trading, and mentioned Hale as an instance of a perfect Judge, who devoted himself entirely to his office. JOHNSON. " Hale, Sir, attended to other things besides law : he left a great estate.
Pagina 24 - In every government, though terrors reign, Though tyrant kings or tyrant laws restrain, How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure ! Still to ourselves in every place consign'd, Our own felicity we make or find : With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy. The lifted axe, the agonizing wheel, Luke's iron crown, and Damien's bed of steel, To men remote from power but rarely known, Leave reason, faith, and...

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