Boswell and Johnson
Boswell and Johnson are two names that may well be placed together: a great artist and his great subject, indeed the name of the one ever recalls that of the other. If Boswell owes all the permanency of his fame to Johnson, Johnson owes not a little of his to Boswell. The finest and the wisest table-talk that English literature possesses has been preserved by the faithfullest and ablest of chroniclers. This volume attempts no new life of either. The author s aim has been to accomplish a pleasant and instructive picture of the great man of the Eighteenth Century of his mind, his manners, his habits his intercourse with, and influence upon, his friends, his companions, and his contemporaries.
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