[MS Autobiography]

Reading experience

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[MS Autobiography]

Reading experience
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Evidence

"Two very valuable articles, I am sure, we have lost [when Johnson, dying, burnt many of his papers] , which were two quarto volumes, containing a full, fair, and most particular account of his own life, from his earliest recollection. I owned to him, that having accidentally seen them, I had read a great deal in them; and apologizing for the liberty I had taken, asked him if I could help it. He placidly answered, ""Why, Sir, I do not think you could have helped it"". I said that I had, for once in my life, felt half an inclination to commit theft. It had come into my mind to carry off those two volumes, and never see him more. Upon my inquiring how this would have affected him, ""Sir, (said he,) I believe I should have gone mad""."

Source

Life of Johnson

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TPR210 Read in

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Boswell, James
Born in 1740

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Notes
Original date of publication 1791

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2019/11/17 00:33:41

Related place
England
Related people
Boswell, James
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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[MS Autobiography]

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

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Source

Life of Johnson

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TPR210 Read in

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Boswell, James
Born in 1740

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Time of Reading Experience
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
Original date of publication 1791

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/80512
Accessed on 2019/11/17 00:33:41

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