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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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 4

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...authors. The book went through five editions during the author's lifetime, and Dr. Johnson said that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours before the usual time. ALL MEN SUBJECT TO MELANCHOLY. Melancholy, the subject of our present discourse,...
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 280 pages
...classical learning, he showed a fondness for Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy, declaring that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.* Intellectual curiosity, which led him to study Low Dutch in his old age, was one of his distinguishing...
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The New International Encyclopædia, Volume 4

1922
...of the most curious and interesting in the whole realm of literature. Dr. Johnson said that it "wag the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise." Milton read it, deriving hints for II Penseroso; Sterne pillaged it; Lamb admired it and imitated...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 309

1921
...been right. Dr. Johnson told Boswell — perhaps with a touch of rhetorical exaggeration — that it was 'the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours earlier than he wished to rise'; Laurence Sterne indubitably made good and copious use of it to embellish'...
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A Naturalist of Souls: Studies in Psychography

Gamaliel Bradford - 1917 - 290 pages
...follows Burton closely in manner and often in matter. Dr. Johnson said that "The Anatomy of Melancholy" was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise; large commendation surely, and I have never found any other, even of the most devout Burtonians,...
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A Naturalist of Souls: Studies in Psychography

Gamaliel Bradford - 1917 - 290 pages
...follows Burton closely in manner and often in matter. Dr. Johnson said that "The Anatomy of Melancholy" was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise; large commendation surely, and I have never found any other, even of the most devout Burtonians,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 1979 - 375 pages
...the obscurity, insipidity, and uniformity of remote situations. '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 had great compassion for the miseries and distresses of the Irish nation, particularly the...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 93

1904
...follows Burton closely in manner and often in matter. Dr. Johnson said that The Anatomy of Melancholy was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise ; large commendation surely, and I have never found any other, even of the most devout Burtonians,...
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Punch, Volumes 20-21

1851
...Eu« hit by Punch. Sleep (not) at Will. JOHNSON says of BURTON'S Anatomy of Melancholy, that it is the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. How voluminous would be the catalogue of books that might have sent the lexicographer to sleep...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy, Volume 1

Robert Burton - 1989 - 1925 pages
...him (see reference at n. 83 above). ¿ Below, p. 13. 100 ‘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's Life of Johnson, ed. George Birkbeck Hill, revd. LF Powell (Oxford, 1934—64), ii....
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