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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 ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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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The Anatomy of melancholy v. 1, Volume 1

Robert Burton - 1875
...him."—Archbishop Herring's Letters, 12mo, 1777, p. 149. "BURTON'S ANATOMY OP MELANCHOLY, he (Dr. Johnson) said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise."—Bosicei´s Life of Johnson, vol. ip 680, 8vo. edit. " BURTON'S ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY is a...
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The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior

Robert Burton - 1876
...—Archbishop Herring's Letters, 12mo, 1777. p. 149. " BOBTON'S АИАТОМТ OP MELANCHOLY, he (Dr. Johnson) said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise."—Bosuiellt Life of Johnson, voL L p. 580, 8vo. edit. " BUBTON'S ANATOMY от MELANCHOLY is...
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Chambers's CyclopŠdia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...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 1798,...
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Character

Samuel Smiles - 1876 - 388 pages
...complaining, melancholy, and miserable. Burton, in his quaint and curious book—the only one, Johnson says, that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise—describes the causes of Melancholy as hingeing mainly on Idleness. " Idleness," he says, " is...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes ..., Volume 1

Robert Burton - 1880
...him."—Archbishop Herring't Letters, 12mo, 1777, p. 149. "BURTON'S ANATOMY OP MELANCHOLY, he (Dr. Johnson) said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise."—BoawelfsLife of Johnson, vol. ip 680, 8vo. edit. " BURTON'S ANATOMY op MELASCHOLY is a valuable...
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Dictiony of English literature

William Davenport Adams - 1880
...and quotation—often fantastical, often ridiculous, but always amusing—Dr. Johnson said, that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. Sterne borrowed largely from it. " Twenty lines of a poet," says Taine, " a dozen lines of a...
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Plain Living and High Thinking; Or, Practical Self-culture: Moral, Mental ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1880 - 360 pages
...book to be "studied," in the ordinary sense of the word ; and though Dr. Johnson speaks of it as " the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise," I suspect that most readers will be content to take it in instalments. A better companion for...
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volume 6

1880
...seventeenth century, sufficed for a while; but Dr. Johnson's remark that the Anatomy of Melancholy " was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours earlier than he wished to rise" seems to have led to a revival in the demand, and in 1800 the ninth...
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Our Religious Humorists: With Anecdotes and Illustrations

George Shaw (author of Rambles about Filey.) - 1880 - 256 pages
...oblivion for a time, but is now again popular among lovers of quaint literature. Dr. Johnson said it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours before his usual time. Anthony Wood says he was a good mathematician, a dabbler in nativities, a well-read...
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