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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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Eighteenth Century Vignettes

Henry Austin Dobson - 1894
...remaining folios on the same page is Burton's ' Anatomic,' the only work which, the good Doctor protested,' ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.' This, which was bound up with Sir Matthew Hale's ' Primitive Origination of Mankind,' 1677,...
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The Bookman: A Review of Books and Life, Volume 3

1896
...sounds quite like Boswell the elder. Apropos of Sir John Hawkins's note that the Anatomy of Melancholy was " a book that Dr. Johnson frequently resorted...have done, for amusement after the fatigue of study," the writer has this to say : "This is told in Sir John's usual way. Johnson did not read it after the...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 7

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896
...now have the courage to read it through, and probably fewer still could say with Dr. Johnson that it "was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." Of Robert Burton himself very little is known. He was born in 1577, a few years later than Shakespeare,—probab...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 7

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...now have the courage to read it through, and probably fewer still could say with Dr. Johnson that it "was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." Of Robert Burton himself very little is known. He was born in 1577, a few years later than Shakespeare,—probab...
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A Student's Pastime: Being a Select Series of Articles Reprinted from "Notes ...

Walter William Skeat - 1896 - 410 pages
...It is also reported that he declared Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy 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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A Student's Pastime: Being a Select Series of Articles Reprinted from "Notes ...

Walter William Skeat - 1896 - 410 pages
...It is also reported that he declared Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy 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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Johnsonian Miscellanies, Volume 1

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1897
...presence, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 1 Life, ii. 143. ' Burton's Anatomy ofMtlancholy, he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." Ib. ii. 121. ' 'We presume to interpret fie ntibuslacrymis.' Gent.Mag. 1785,11.731. 3 He at...
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Johnsonian Miscellanies, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1897
...presence, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 1 Life, ii. 143. ' 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.' Ib. ii. 121. ' ' We presume to interpret flentiintslacrymis' Gent. Mag. 1785, ii. 731. 3 He...
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Two Notebooks of Thomas Carlyle: From 23d March, 1822, to 16th May, 1832

Thomas Carlyle, Grolier Club - 1898 - 304 pages
...to which poet they actually belong. 1" Is hardly clear." • " 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." Reported by the Rev. Dr. Maxwell in his Collectanea: printed by Boswell in his Life of Johnson....
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1898 - 317 pages
...Laurence Sterne helped himself freely to Burton's treasures, and Dr. Johnson said that the "Anatomy" was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. The vulgar and common errors which Sir Thomas Browne set himself to refute were such as these...
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