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THE WHOLĖ EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND
CENTURY DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED.
BY JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.
..... Quò fit ut OMNIS
FIRST AMERICAN FROM THE FIFTH LONDON EDITION.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
GREENOUGH AND STEBBINS, PRINTERS.
L I F E
SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D.
IN 1772 Dr. Johnson was altogether quiescent as an authour; but it will be found, from the various evidences which I shall bring together, that his mind was acute, lively and vigorous.
TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS.
“ Be pleased to send to Mr. Banks, whose place
* Your most humble servant,
“ SAM. JOHNSON."
TO JOSEPH BANKS, ESQ.
“ Hæc habet altrici Capra secunda Jovis.”.
“ I RETURN thanks to you and to Dr. Solander for the pleasure which I received in yesterday's conversation. I could not recollect a motto for your Goat, but
· Thus translated by a friend :
" In fame scarce second to the nurse of Jove,
“ This Goat, who twice the world had traversed round, “ Deserving both her master's cate and love,
“ Ease and perpetual pasture now has found."