Quotes by James Boswell

I argued that the chastity of women was of much more consequence than that of men, as the property and rights of families depend u pon it. ...

James Boswell chastity property family

Here now do I find myself in the very sphere of magnificence. I live with princes, and a court is my home. ...

James Boswell royalty glory home

I then went to the Parade. I saw the King. It was a glorious sight.... As a loadstone moves needles, or a storm bows the lofty oak s, did Fr ...

James Boswell glory military the heroes heroines

I went to my father's at night. He spoke of poor John [Boswell's brother] with disgust. I was shocked and said, "He's your son, an d God mad ...

James Boswell sons fathers fools and follies

At last, on Monday the 16th of May, when I was sitting in Mr. Davies's back-parlour, after having drunk tea with him and Mrs. Davi es, Johns ...

James Boswell wit heroes heroines prejudice

The cheering sound of "Dinner is upon the table," dissolved his reverie.... Mr. Wilkes placed himself next to Dr. Johnson, and beh aved to h ...

James Boswell flattery eating cheerfulness

After I went to bed I had a curious fancy as to dreams. In sleep the doors of the mind are shut, and thoughts come jumping in at t he window ...

James Boswell dreams dreaming thinking thoughtful

To abolish a status, which in all ages God has sanctioned, and man has continued, would not only be robbery to an innumerable clas s of our ...

James Boswell slavery property

My revered friend walked down with me to the beach, where we embraced and parted with tenderness, and engaged to correspond by let ters. I s ...

James Boswell farewells friends forgetfulness

Had Dr. Johnson written his own life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man's life may be best written by himsel ...

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