Imitation of Christ

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Imitation of Christ

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"[from the Johnsoniana imparted by Bennet Langton to Boswell in 1780] In the latter part of his life, in order to satisfy himself whether his mental faculties were impaired, he resolved that he would try to learn a new language, and fixed upon the Low Dutch, for that purpose, and this he continued till he had read about one half of ""Thomas a Kempis""; and finding that there appeared no abatement of his power of acquisition, he then desisted, as thinking the experiment had been duly tried".

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Originally published 1791. This is possibly the title in question - or it could be a book about Thomas a Kempis.

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Accessed on 2019/09/22 18:27:25

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England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
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Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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Imitation of Christ

Reading experience
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Evidence

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Source

Life of Johnson

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Johnson, Samuel
Born in 1709

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Notes
Originally published 1791. This is possibly the title in question - or it could be a book about Thomas a Kempis.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/79998
Accessed on 2019/09/22 18:27:25

Related place
England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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