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LIFE AND CONVERSATIONS

OF

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON

(FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

BY

ALEXANDER MAIN.

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WITH A PREFACE BY GEORGE HENRY LEWES.

" Johnson, to be sure, has a roughness in his manner; but no man alive has a more
tender heart. He has nothing of the bear but his skin."-Oliver GOLDSMITH.

Life itself
May not express us all, may leave the worst
And the best too, like tunes in mechanism
Never awaked."-SPANISH Gypsy.

LONDON:
CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.

1874.

LONDON: DRADBURY, AGNEW, & co., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS THE AUTHOR DEDICATES

THIS RE-TELLING OF AN OLD TALE

TO

CHARLES AND MARY COWDEN CLARKE

IN TOKEN OF GRATITUDE TO PERSONAL FRIENDS

AND ADMIRATION OF FAITHFUL WORKERS

IN A NOBLE FIELD.

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