The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D: With Critical Observations on His Works (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D: With Critical Observations on His Works

On an attentive perufal, it will be found that the narrative of Sir John Hawkins contains a colleétion of curious anectes and obfervations, ' which few men but its author could have brought together; but 5 very fmall part of it relates to the perion who is the fubjeét of the work. He ap pears to be a worthy, and Often a well-in formed man; but he poffefies neither ani-i mation nor correélznefs, expanfion of in-i tellee'c, nor elegance of tai'te. He writes without much feeling or fentiment his w'orktis heavy, cold, -and prolix 5 but we.

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