[letter to Boswell]

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[letter to Boswell]

Reading experience
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"I at this time kept up a very frequent correspondence with Sir David [Dalrymple]; and I read to Dr. Johnson to-night the following passage from the letter which I had last received from him: ""It gives me pleasure to think that you have obtained the friendship of Mr. Samnel Johnson. He is one of the best moral writers which England has produced. At the same time, I envy you the free and undisguised converse with such a man. May I beg you to present my respects to him, and to assure him of the veneration which I entertain for the author of the "Rambler" and of "Rasselas"? Let me recommend this work to you; with the "Rambler" you certainly are acquainted. In "Rasselas" you will see a tender-hearted operator, who probes the wound only to heal it. Swift, on the contrary, mangles human nature. He cuts and slashes, as if he took pleasure in the operation, like the tyrant who said, [italics] Ita feri ut se sentiat emori [end italics]."" Johnson seemed to be much gratified by this just and well-turned compliment."

Source

Life of Johnson

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Boswell, James
Aged 23 [Experience in 1763, born in 1740]

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Notes
Originally published 1791.

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Life of Johnson
Related place
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[letter to Boswell]

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-20924

Evidence

"I at this time kept up a very frequent correspondence with Sir David [Dalrymple]; and I read to Dr. Johnson to-night the following passage from the letter which I had last received from him: ""It gives me pleasure to think that you have obtained the friendship of Mr. Samnel Johnson. He is one of the best moral writers which England has produced. At the same time, I envy you the free and undisguised converse with such a man. May I beg you to present my respects to him, and to assure him of the veneration which I entertain for the author of the "Rambler" and of "Rasselas"? Let me recommend this work to you; with the "Rambler" you certainly are acquainted. In "Rasselas" you will see a tender-hearted operator, who probes the wound only to heal it. Swift, on the contrary, mangles human nature. He cuts and slashes, as if he took pleasure in the operation, like the tyrant who said, [italics] Ita feri ut se sentiat emori [end italics]."" Johnson seemed to be much gratified by this just and well-turned compliment."

Source

Life of Johnson

Text being read

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TST4
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TFO15
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TPR207

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
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Aged 23 [Experience in 1763, born in 1740]

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EuRED : intensity
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EuRED : lighting
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Notes
Originally published 1791.

How to cite this record

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Life of Johnson
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Accessed on 2019/09/19 00:51:54

Related place
England
Related people
Boswell, James
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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