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Selected poetry and prose / Samuel Johnson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Brady and W.K. Wimsatt.

; Brady, Frank ; Wimsatt, William K. (William Kurtz), 1907-1975
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1977] .
ISBN 0520029291, 9780520029293

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Standard Title Works. Selections. 1977
Other Authors Brady, Frank.
Wimsatt, William K. 1907-1975.
Subjects Poetry.
Description xii, 642 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1977]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-30).
Contents Assistance from the understanding -- The busy life of a young lady -- Human opinion mutable. The hopes of youth fallacious -- Asper's complaint of the insolence of Prospero. Unpoliteness not always the effect of pride -- Selections from The idler: The Idler's reason for writing -- Robbery of time -- [The vultures] [Essay of 9 September 1758 in the Universal Chronicle, suppressed in the collected edition of 1761] -- Uncertainty of friendship -- Thinking -- Disguises of idleness. Sober's character -- Punch and conversation -- The terrific diction -- Domestic greatness unattainable -- Minim the critic -- Minim the critic -- Progress of arts and language -- Hard words defended -- Dick Shifter's rural excursion -- Easy writing -- Biography how best performed -- Narratives of travelers considered -- Authors inattentive to themselves -- Horror of the last -- Preface to a dictionary of the English language -- Preface to the plays of Willia Shakespeare -- Lives of the poets: Abraham Cowley -- John Milton -- Jonathan Swift -- Alexander Pope -- Richard Savage -- William Collins -- Thomas Gray.
Introduction: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 -- Letters: To Elizabeth Johnson, 31 January 1740 -- To Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, 7 February 1755 -- To Sarah Johnson, 13 January 1759 -- To Guiseppe Baretti, 21 December 1762 -- To James Boswell, 8 December 1763 -- To Hester Lynch Thrale, 6 September 1773 -- To James McPherson, 20 January 1775 -- To Hester Lynch Thrale, 27 October 1777 -- To Hester Lynch, 19 June 1783 -- To Hester Lynch Thrale, 2 July 1784 -- To Hester Lynch Thrale, 8 July 1784 -- Poems: London -- Prologue to Garrick's Lethe -- Prologue spoken at the opening of the theater in Drury Lane, 1747 -- The vanity of human wishes -- A new prologue spoken at the representation of Comus -- Prologue to The good-natured man -- A short long of congratulation -- On the death of Dr. Robert Levett -- The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia -- Selections from The rambler: The modern form of romances preferable to the ancient. The necessity of characters morally good -- The thoughts to be brought under regulation, as they respect they past, present and future -- The difference between an author's writings and his conversation -- the reason why pastorals delight -- The true principles of pastoral poetry -- The causes of disagreements in marriage -- A deathbed the true school of wisdom. The effects of death upon the survivors -- The dignity and usefulness of biography -- Peevishness equally wretched and offensive. The character of tetrica -- An inquiry how far Milton has accommodated the sound to the sense -- The history of Hymenaeus's courtship -- The dangers of imitation. The impropriety of imitating Spenser -- The difficulty of defining comedy. Tragic and comic sentiments confounded -- The laws of writing not always indisputable. A vindication of tragicomedy -- Rules of writing drawn from examples. Those examples often mistaken -- Poetry debased by mean expressions. An example from Shakespeare -- The awkward merriment of a student -- Favor often gained with little.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3587885
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WorldCat Identities Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
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