Lives of the Poets

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"He allowed high praise to Thomson, as a poet; but when one of the company said he was also a very good man, our moralist contested this with very great warmth, accusing him of gross sensuality and licentiousness of manners. I was very much afraid that in writing Thomson"s ""Life"", Dr. Johnson would have treated his private character with a stern severity, but I was agreeably disappointed; and I may claim a little merit in it, from my having been at pains to send him authentic accounts of the affectionate and generous conduct of that poet to his sisters, one of whom, the wife of Mr. Thomson, schoolmaster, of Lanark, I knew, and was presented by her with three of his letters, one of which Dr. Johnson has inserted in his ""Life""."

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Originally published 1791.

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Boswell, James
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Life of Johnson
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Originally published 1791.

How to cite this record

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Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/78015
Accessed on 2019/11/17 01:08:17

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