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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 Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of ...

William Thomas Lowndes - 1858
...forgotten, but which owed its revival to the inordinate praise of Dr. Johnson, who observed that it 'was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.' From this storehouse of learning, intermingled with quaint observations aud witty illustrations,...
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The new American cyclopędia, ed. by G. Ripley and C.A. Dana, Volume 4

American cyclopaedia - 1858
...the wits of the reigns of Anne and the first George were deeply indebted to it. Dr. Johnson said it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours srx>ner than he wished to rise. Warton, Ferrier, and Steevens strongly eulogized it. Byron said, it...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1858
...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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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...his History proceeded not from imbecility, but from foppery. " Burton'i ' 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 loved, he said, the old black-letter books ; they were rich in matter, though their style...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 34

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...writers were with the best models of antiquity. " Burton's ' Anatomy of Melancholy,' he said, »as the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. 3 " He frequently exhorted me to set about writing > History of Ireland ; and archly remarked,...
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The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1862
...edition (1676), the book seems to have fallen into neglect, till Dr Johnson's remark, that it was tlie only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise, again directed attention to it. Dr Ferrier has shewn that Sterne was largely indebted to it,...
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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - 1872 - 494 pages
...professes to have read through Fielding's Amelia without stopping. 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. Boswell describes the Doctor's eager appropriation, at a dinner-party too, of Charles Sheridan's...
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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - 1872 - 494 pages
...profcsscs to have read through Fielding's A melia without stopping. 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. Boswell describes the Doctor's eager appropriation, at a dinner-party too, of Charles Sheridan's...
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Notes and Queries

1872
...is also reported that lie declared Burton's Anatonvy of Melanciwly to have been the only book which ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. Putting these two things together, it is interesting to observe that something very like the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pages
...conversant the writers were with the best modela of antiquity. 'Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, he »aid, 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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