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James Boswell

Datum narození: 29. říjen 1740
Datum úmrtí: 19. květen 1795

James Boswell byl skotský spisovatel a právník.

Fotka: Joshua Reynolds / Public domain

„Nikdo není tak snadno zranitelný vínem jako já.“

—  James Boswell

Zdroj: [Shaw, Karl, 2007, To je skandál!, Metafora, 1, 72]

„We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.“

—  James Boswell, kniha The Life of Samuel Johnson

(19 September 1777)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791)
Varianta: We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

„It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.“

—  James Boswell, kniha The Life of Samuel Johnson

October 26, 1769, p. 174
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), Vol II
Zdroj: The Life of Samuel Johnson

„I jumped up on the benches, roared out, "Damn you, you rascals!", hissed and was in the greatest rage. […] I hated the English; I wished from my soul that the Union was broke and that we might give them another battle of Bannockburn.“

—  James Boswell

On an occasion of mocking a pair of Highland officers, circa 1672, as attributed by Ruaridh Nicoll, "As a Scot, I hate this idea of a neutered nation" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/apr/22/scotland.devolution, The Observer, 22 April 2007

„The best good man, with the worst natur'd muse.“

—  James Boswell

Quoting John Wilmot, earl of Rochester's poem "To Lord Buckhurst", (18 August 1773)
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785)

„My lord and Dr Johnson disputed a little, whether the savage or the London shopkeeper had the best existence; his lordship, as usual, preferring the savage.“

—  James Boswell

The lord was James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, (21 August 1773)
See similar debate in Angel.
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785)

„Then, all censure of a man's self is oblique praise.“

—  James Boswell, kniha The Life of Samuel Johnson

25 April 1778
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791)

„I fancy mankind may come, in time, to write all aphoristically.“

—  James Boswell

Quoting Samuel Johnson (16 August 1773)
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785)

„As all who come into the country must obey the King, so all who come into an university must be of the Church.“

—  James Boswell

Quoting Samuel Johnson (19 August 1773)
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785)

„Influence must ever be in proportion to property; and it is right it should.“

—  James Boswell

Quoting Samuel Johnson (18 August 1773)
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785)

„Johnson is dead. Let us go to the next best — there is nobody; no man can be said to put you in mind of Johnson.“

—  James Boswell, kniha The Life of Samuel Johnson

Quoting William Gerard Hamilton (1784)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791)

„Boswell is pleasant and gay,
For frolic by nature designed;
He heedlessly rattles away
When company is to his mind.“

—  James Boswell

In a poem about himself, in "Biographic Sketches" in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Vol. IV (1836). p. 341

„He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.“

—  James Boswell, kniha The Life of Samuel Johnson

Comment on Samuel Johnson's treatment of Thomas Sheridan (16 October 1769)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791)

„What can he mean by coming among us? He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.“

—  James Boswell, kniha The Life of Samuel Johnson

Spoken by Samuel Foote about a "law-Lord" (1783)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791)

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