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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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An Outline Sketch of English Literature

Henry Augustin Beers - 1886 - 294 pages
...Lawrence Sterne helped himself freely to Burton's treasures, and Dr. John>son 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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...1, and post, considered themselves to be company March 30, 1781, '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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...and post, March 30, 1781. ' Burton's Aetat. 61.] Ireland. 121 ' 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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A short history of the English language for the use of French students

Jacques Parmentier - 1887 - 341 pages
...is a very storehouse of quaintly original ideas. It delighted D r 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. " 8.—A few Scottish authors contributed to illustrate the Elizabethan period. Among them the...
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The Bookmart, Volume 4

Richard Halkett - 1887
...read through without stopping; also his Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, the only book, he confessed, that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise. Robert Browning's copy of Laman Blanchard's Lyric Offerings. [What would I do to once again run...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1889
...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. 2 1 Walter Harte, born about 1707, AM of St. Mary's Hall in Oxford, was tutor to Lord Chesterfield's...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1889
...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. 2 2 " Barton's Anatomy of Melancholy is the most amusing and instructive medley of quotations...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters

Henry Augustin Beers - 1890 - 302 pages
...Lawrence 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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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1894 - 313 pages
...Lawrence 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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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1894 - 313 pages
...Lawrence 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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