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        LC Classifications1902
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        Paginationxvi, 60 p. :
        Number of Pages97
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' and defied Mr Sheridan to shew ten good lines in it. Both books can be read on Undiscovered Scotland. Dr Johnson, who was fully conscious of his own superior powers, afterwards praised Principal Robertson for his caution in this respect.

Kilda, what a strange tale Lady Grange's kidnapping made! His doubts appear to have had no foundation; for my respectable neighbour, Mr Fairlie, who, with all his attention to agriculture, finds time both for the Classicks and his friends, assures me they are a distinct species, and that, when any of their calves have horns, a mixture of breed can be traced. I did have much difficulty in distinguishing many of the Scots from one another, as they almost all seemed to be named Mr.

The journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. By James Boswell, .. : Boswell, James, 1740

One gentleman in company expressing his opinion 'that Fingal was certainly genuine, for that he had heard a great part of it repeated in the original', Dr Johnson indignantly asked him, whether he understood the original; to which an answer being given in the negative, 'Why then,' said Dr Johnson, 'we see to what THIS testimony comes: thus it is. Still, he often manages to clarify Johnson's observations and, while often as chauvinistic as Johnson himself, does occasionally come down on the side of the Highlanders.

Book has light shelf wear on edges, yellowing to pages. This he said of him, not as a man, but as an authour; and I give his opinions of men and books, faithfully, whether they agree with my own, or not. I am not sure how useful it would be in planning for a trip back to Scotland, but this is very readable, especially the more I know about Johnson.