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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, LL.D. - Page 107
by Samuel Johnson - 1825
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
...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 me to set about writing a History of Ireland, and archlv remarked, there...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1831
...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 me to set about writing a History of Ireland, and archly remarked, there...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...Warton says, that Milton appears to have been an attentive reader thereof ; and to this assertion I add, of my own knowledge, that it was a book that...others have done, for amusement after the fatigue of study.—H. are so general, that they excite no distinct ”mases of corrupt enjoyment, and take no...
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The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of ...

William Thomas Lowndes - 1834 - 474 pages
...forgotten, which c *cd its revival to the inordinate praise •' Dr. Johnson, who observed that it ' wie the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished f> rUe. 1 From this storehouse of learnfog, intermingled with quaint observation! and witty illustrations,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...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 me to set about writing a History of Ireland; and archly remarked,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1835
...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 me to set about writing a History of Ireland; and archly remarked,...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

1836
...and was seldom seen except on the book-stalls, until brought into notice by Johnson (who said that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise), Warton, and others. Mr. Steevens in his own ropy noted a rise in price, within a few years,...
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The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior

Robert Burton - 1836
...full of sterling sense."—Archbishop Herring'» Leiter», 12mo. 1777. DR. JOHNSON speaks of it as the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours BOJiier than he wished to rise. " THE ANATOMY or MELANCHOLY is a book which has been universally read...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes ...

Robert Burton - 1838 - 743 pages
...most full of sterling sense."—Archbishop Herring'» Leiten, 12mo. 1777. DR. JOHNSON speaks of it as the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. "Тнв ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY is a book which has been universally read and admired. This work...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1843
...valuable repository of amusement and information.' It delighted Dr Johnson so much, that he said this ' was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.' Its reputation was considerably extended by the publication of ' Illustrations of Sterne,' in...
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