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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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Cyclopędia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844
...valuable repository of amusement and information.' It delighted Dr John : son 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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...valuable repository of amusement and information. 1 It delighted Dr Johnson so much, that he said this ' pluck'd from paradise, In spreading branches more sublimely rise, Rich with immor rise,' Its reputation was considerably extended by the publication of ' Illustrations of Sterne,' in...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms ...

Robert Burton - 1847 - 670 pages
...him." — Archbishop Herring's Letters, 12mo. 1777. p. 149. "BuBToir's ASATOMT OF MF.LANCHOLT, he (Dr. Johnson) said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours soonei than he wished to rise."—Butwell's Life of Johnton, vol. i. p. 580. 8vo. edit, "BrRTox's ASATOMT...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - 1848 - 874 pages
...how conthe 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 lii-tiiry of Ireland ; and archly remarked,...
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Notes and Queries

1906
...lovely is divine. Johnson was a great admirer of Burton :— “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.” And again .. Burton's ‘ Anatomy of Melancholy' is a valu. .al)le work. It is perhaps overloaded...
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Notes and Queries

1898
...JOHNSON'S Two BOOKS.—Dr. Johnson is reported to have said of the ' Anatomy of Melancholy ' that " it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise " (Boswell, 1867, p. 157) ; and of ' Robinson Crusoe ' that " nobody ever laid it down without...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...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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The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms ...

Robert Burton - 1850 - 670 pages
...him." — ArchbUluip Herring's Letten, 12mo. 1777. p. 149. " BURTON'S AHATOMY or MELANCHOLY, he (Dr. Johnson) said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise."—Boswclfs Life (if Johnson, vol. i. p. 580. 8vo. edit. " BURTON'S ANATOMY or MELANCHOLY is...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...that the publisher realized a fortune by it; and it delighted Dr. Johnson so much, that he said ' it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours before he wished to rise.' Prefixed to the Anatomy of Melancholy, is a poem from which Milton borrowed...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...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 IIP wished to rise.' Its reputation was considerably extended by the publication of ' Illustrations...
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