Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 2

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G. Bell and sons, 1890
 

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Pagina 423 - GIBBON'S Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete and unabridged, with variorum Notes ; including those of Guizot, Wenck, Niebuhr, Hugo, Neander, and others. 7 vols. 2 Maps and Portrait.
Pagina 425 - The only complete English translation. ROSCOE'S (W.) Life of Leo X., with Notes, Historical Documents, and Dissertation on Lucretia Borgia. 3 Portraits. 2 vOls. Lorenzo de' Medici, called ' The Magnificent,' with Copyright Notes, Poems, Letters, &c.
Pagina 23 - James, whose skill in physic will be long remembered ; and with David Garrick, whom I hoped to have gratified with this character of our common friend. But what are the hopes of man ? I am disappointed by that stroke of death which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.
Pagina 57 - THE Life of Dr. Parnell is a task which I should very willingly decline, since it has been lately written by Goldsmith, a man of such variety of powers, and such felicity of performance, that he always seemed to do best that which he was doing; a man who had the art of being minute without tediousness, a,nd general without confusion; whose language was copious without exuberance, exact without constraint, and easy without weakness.

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