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MUEL JOHNSON

Selected and Arranged

BY

GE BIRKBECK HILL, D.C.L.

PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD

Oxford

[ THE CLARENDON PRESS

1888

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as ever held the same place as Johnson. Dryden ed at with distant veneration by Pope; Pope's hed with reverence by Reynolds'. Each of these is own time the acknowledged head of the world ut Johnson was more than this. He was the er, the master of the art of life, the oracle whom consult, the dread of the fool and the affected, of a great school of truthfulness and accuracy, the cher of morality. Death laid his hand on him in ough Johnson was gone the land became more hnsonised. Great though his fame was in his s greater still in his death. It is his singular ng authors that his reputation is founded not on ngs but on those of his disciples and friends. As ke justly maintained, 'Boswell's Life is a greater Johnson's fame than all his writings put together3.' wisdom was indeed great, but it is in his spoken he lives. A few of his writings still hold their re likely to hold them, for it is not easy to believe I will ever come when the world will be wholly o London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, or e Lives of the Poets to sink into neglect. Rasselas nslated into at least ten languages, and can be

Life of Johnson, Clarendon Press ed. i. 377 n. 1. 3 Ib. i. 10 n. I.

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