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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing miscellaneous pieces
Samuel Johnson,Arthur Murphy
Visualização integral - 1820
afford Americans ancient appearance authority believe better called chief claim common consequence considered continued danger desire easily effect England English equal evil expected force give given greater ground hand happiness heard highlands honour hope human hundred inhabitants island kind king knowledge known labour laird land lately learned less liberty live longer lost Maclean means ment miles mind nature necessary never observed obtained once opinion original parliament passed patriot perhaps pleasure possession present probably produce question raised reason remains represented rich rock Scotland seems seen sent side sometimes standing stone subjects suffered sufficient supplied supposed sure taken tell thing thought tion told travelled true universal whole wish
Página 389 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible.
Página 48 - The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it...
Página 247 - An eye accustomed to flowery pastures and waving harvests is astonished and repelled by this wide extent of hopeless sterility. The appearance is that of matter incapable of form or usefulness, dismissed by nature from her care, and disinherited of her favours, left in its original elemental state, or quickened only with -one sullen power of useless vegetation.
Página 283 - We were entertained with the usual hospitality by Mr. Macdonald, and his lady Flora Macdonald, a name that will be mentioned in history, and, if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour.
Página 175 - British parliament, as are, bona fide, restrained to the regulation of our external commerce, for the purpose of securing the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members ; excluding every idea of taxation, internal or external, for raising a revenue on the subjects in America, without their consent.
Página 174 - That by such emigration they by no means forfeited, surrendered, or lost any of those rights, but that they were, and their descendants now are, entitled to the exercise and enjoyment of all such of them, as their local and other circumstances enable them to exercise and enjoy.
Página 269 - If an epicure could remove by a wish, in quest of sensual gratifications, wherever he had supped he would breakfast in Scotland.
Página 217 - His history is written with elegance and vigour, but his fabulousness and credulity are justly blamed. His fabulousness. if he was the author of the fictions, is a fault for which no apology can be made ; but his credulity may be excused in an age when all men were credulous.
Página 175 - ... we cheerfully consent to the operation of such acts of the British parliament, as are, bona fide, restrained to the regulation of our external commerce, for the purpose of securing the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members...