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A defence of Mr. Boswell"s Journal; of a tour to the Hebrides

James, R.

A defence of Mr. Boswell"s Journal; of a tour to the Hebrides

in a letter to the author of the remarks signed Verax.

by James, R.

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Published by printed by T. Rickaby, for W. T. Swift in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 2891, no. 7.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[4],43,[1]p.
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16906836M

This is really a curious way of employing you; [Pg 35] however, you will gain something by it; you will acquire a particular exactness in knowing the days of the month, a science too much neglected in these degenerate days, but a science which was cultivated with a glorious ardour in Greece and Rome, and was no doubt the cause of their flourishing so much in every respect. Sandie Macleod, who has at times an excessive flow of spirits, and had it now, was, in his days of absconding, known by the name of M'Cruslick, which it seems was the designation of a kind of wild man in the Highlands, something between Proteus and Don Quixotte; and so he was called here. I wonder what you will all think of this proposal of mine for delivering myself in Folio. So you see that Whigs of all ages are made the same way. Davies

Yoke a Newmarket courser to a dung cart, and I'll lay my life on't he'll either caper or kick most confoundedly, or be as stupid and restive as an old battered post-horse. They then passed into the highlands and spent several weeks on various islands in the Hebridesincluding SkyeColland Mull. He has a good manly countenance, and he owns himself to be amorous. Cadell and W. The savage bard returns no humorous line, No Tragic Ode now sooths my soul to rest; In vain I fly to Lady B——'s wine, Nor can a hearty supper make me blest. But such a quiet style of life was not congenial to the lively tastes of our traveller.

I wonder what you will all think of this proposal of mine for delivering myself in Folio. Six weeks he had been in Corsica. Boswell's Edinburgh. Throughout his life, from childhood until death, he was beset by severe swings of mood. Our adventurer waited on the commodore in command of the British squadron in the bay of Leghorn, and he was provided with a passport, the value of which against the threatened dangers does not sufficiently appear. How is my honest Captain Andrew?


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A defence of Mr. Boswell"s Journal; of a tour to the Hebrides by James, R. Download PDF Ebook

I do, for one. The old tower of three stories, mentioned by Martin, was taken down soon afterand a modern house supplies its place. Never, we may rest assured, did he tell the sage of this hidden passage in his life; yet how often do we find him putting leading questions to his friend and Mentor on all points of Catholic doctrine and casuistry, purgatory, and the invocation of the saints, confession, and the mass!

James Boswell Facts

Having a mind, Erskine, to open a sluice of happiness upon you, I must inform you that I have lately got you an immensity of applause from men of the greatest taste.

This play was long believed to be by Boswell, but his part was merely the providing the translator with a prologue, nor was the fact revealed till long after by the lady herself. The first day of December saw him land at Genoa on his return, Lyons was reached on the third day of the new year, Paris one week later.

Mr M'Queen alledged that Homer was made up of detached fragments. Our adventurer waited on the commodore in command of the British squadron in the bay of Leghorn, and he was provided with a passport, the value of which against the threatened dangers does not sufficiently appear.

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Watsonwho narrates the tales, "I am lost without my Boswell. The inhabitants crowded round him at a village as he advanced, and questioned the traveller, as Coleridge at Valetta found himself similarly interrogated, as to his professing himself a Christian when he did not believe in the Pope—e perche, and why?

Samuel Chandler We passed over a spot, which is appropriated for the exercising ground. I had infinite satisfaction in A defence of Mr. Boswells Journal; of a tour to the Hebrides book solid truth confuting vain subtilty.

If that divine guest does not occupy part of the space, vain intruders will,'—the fine old roll of Micawber to the close. I was told that his island of Rasay, and that of Rona from which the eldest son of the family has his titleand a considerable extent of land which he has in Sky, do not altogether yield A defence of Mr.

Boswells Journal; of a tour to the Hebrides book a very large revenue: and yet he lives in great splendour; and so far is he from distressing his people, that, in the present rage for emigration, not a man has left his estate. From Veronica Sommelsdyck, the wife of this royal ancestor whose title is now merged in the earldom of Elginwas 'introduced into our family the saint's name,' born by Boswell's own eldest daughter, and other consequences of a much graver nature were destined to ensue.

Close to the end of his life he became strongly convinced that the " Shakespeare papers ", including two previously unknown plays Vortigern and Rowena and Henry II, allegedly discovered by William Henry Irelandwere genuine.

Everybody's Boswell. He has travelled in post-chaises, miles without number. He dedicated his inaugural thesis to the son of the Earl of Bute, Lord Mountstuart, with whom he had travelled in Italy, and on whom he flattered himself he had made some impression, the first of Boswell's many ineffectual attempts to secure place and promotion, for on a seat in Parliament he had four years before set his heart.

Preface By Clement K. I imagined that I had fourscore millions of money out at interest, and that I should actually be chosen Pope at the next election. A little from the shore, westward, is a kind of subterraneous house.

It documents a trip that Boswell took with his English friend Samuel Johnson whom Boswell persuaded to travel with him on his tour of the western islands and the highlands of Scotland.

Your Ode to Gluttony [31] is altogether excellent; the descriptions are so lively, that mistaking the paper on which they were written, for a piece of bread and butter [Pg 32] spread with marmalade, I fairly swallowed the whole composition, and I find my stomach increased three-fold since that time; I declare it to be the most admirable whet in the world, superior to a solan goose, or white wine and bitters; it ought to be hung up in every cook's shop in the three kingdoms, engraved on pillars in all market places, and pasted in all rooms in all taverns.

To it Boswell contributed nearly thirty pieces along with Home, the author of Douglas, Macpherson of Ossian fame or notoriety, John Maclaurin and others.

They are all gone: I must follow. He began, I suppose, to suspect some design upon him, and his new friends may have represented me to him as a heretic and an infidel, whom he ought to avoid as he would the plague. He has been left with an incumbrance of forty thousand pounds debt, and annuities to the amount of thirteen hundred pounds a year.

With that branch also of the name did Boswell, in later years, establish a relationship at the time of his continental tour, when at the Hague he found the head holding 'an important charge in the Republick, and is as worthy a man as lives, and has honoured me with his correspondence these twenty years.

Remember, I am to have fair warning in case of any quarrel. On investigation, the letters were found to be the correspondence of Boswell with Temple, and all doubts as to their genuineness were conclusively set at rest by their bearing the London and Devon post marks, and the franks of well known names.

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