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" add, of my own knowledge, that it was a book that Dr. Johnson frequently resorted to, as many others have done, for amusement after the fatigue of study. H.—Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, Johnson said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Lives of the poets - Page 103
by Samuel Johnson - 1825
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...Warton fays, that Milton appears to have been an attentive reader thereof - r a'nd to this affection I add, of my own knowledge, that it was a book that Dr. Johnfon frequently reforted to, as many others have done, for amufcmcnt after the fatigue ot" ftudy....
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
...fpirit and great power in what Burton fays, when he writes from his own mind." He obfervcd, that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours fooncr than he wifhcd to rife. Books of Travels having been mentioned, Johnfon praifed Pennant very...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1805
...wrote in, is uncommonly clear and brilliant. Dr. Johnson has declared, that the " Anatomy of Melancholy was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise;" and in another place he observes, " it is, perhaps, overloaded with quotation. But there is...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...esteemed one of the most facetious companions in the university. Dr. Johnson says of this work, that" it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." And again, " it is, perhaps, overloaded with quotations ; but there is great spirit and great...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...esteemed one of the most facetious companions in the university. Dr. Johnson says of this work, that" it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." And again, " it is, perhaps, overloaded with quotations ; but there is great spirit and great...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - 1809 - 499 pages
...recondite learning, he had recourse to Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, of which he has affirmed, that " it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." • * In the Gentleman's Magazine for 1736, p. 418. 1 The prospect of succeeding in his academy...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1813
...esteemed one of the most facetious companions in the university. Dr. Johnson says of this work, that" it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." And again, " it is, perhaps, overloaded with quotations ; but there is great spirit and grea,t...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...conversant the writers were with the best models of antiquity. " Burton's ' Anatomy of Melancholy,' he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sonner than he wished to rise. "He frequently exhorted me to set about writing a History of Ireland,...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...spirit and great power in what Burton says, when he writes from his own mind." He observed, that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. Books of Travels having been mentioned., Johnson praised Pennant veiV highly. Dr. Percy (who...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...how conversant the writers were with the best models of antiquity. Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. He frequently exhorted Dr. Maxwell to set about writing a history of Ireland, and archly remarked,...
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