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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 208-212.
Published: 01 June 1985
... my view, a truly persuasive book. One awaits the next round with interest. EVELYNBIRGE VITZ New York University James Boswell: The Earlier Years, 1740-1769. By FREDERICKA. POTTLE.New York, Toronto, London: McGraw-Hill, 1985 (1966...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (2): 207-209.
Published: 01 June 1974
... Friendship: Boswell and Mrs. Thrale. By MARY HYDE. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972. xvi + 188 pp. $7.50. The literature of Dr. Johnson and his circle feeds known and continuing appetites for psychological explanation of certain interesting people. Each new contribution to this...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (4): 376-403.
Published: 01 December 1991
...Philip E. Baruth Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 ∗I would like to thank Claude Rawson, director of the Boswell Project, for allowing me to make unlimited use of the Yale holdings. But I am indebted most especially to Irene Adams, Susan Bianconi, and Rachel McClellan for...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (3): 316-318.
Published: 01 September 1975
...Richard D. Altick David Buchanan. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974. xix + 371 pp. $14.95 Copyright © 1975 by Duke University Press 1975 REVIEWS The Treasure of Auchinleck: The Story of the Boswell Papers. By DAVID BUCHANAN.New York: McGraw-Hill...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 601-607.
Published: 01 December 1941
...Robert Warnock Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 BOSWELL AND ANDREW LUMISDEN By ROBERTWARNOCK From Rome in May, 1765, Boswell wrote mysteriously to Sir Alexander Dick in Scotland: “I have the pleasure of being ac- quainted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (1): 87-89.
Published: 01 March 1982
...Richard D. Altick A. Pottle Frederick. New York, Toronto, London: McGraw-Hill, Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell, 1982. xiv + 290 pp. $21.00. Copyright © 1982 by Duke University Press 1982 REVIEWS Pride mil Negligence: The Histmy of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 132-148.
Published: 01 June 1977
...Robert H. Bell Copyright © 1977 by Duke University Press 1977 BOSWELL’S NOTES TOWARD A SUPREME FICTION FROM LONDON JOURNAL TO LIFE OF JOHNSON By ROBERTH. BELL Boswell’s London Journal, 1762-1763 reveals a great deal about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 80-81.
Published: 01 March 1979
...Robert H. Bell Richard B. Schwartz Boswells Johnson: A Preface to the Life . Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1978. xiii + 127 pp. $17.50. © 1979 University of Washington 1979 80 REVIEWS ters has something of strange...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 435-438.
Published: 01 December 1944
...Philip B. Gove Copyright © 1944 by Duke University Press 1944 JOHNSON’S COPY OF HAMMONlYS ELEGIES By PHILIPB. GOVE On May 27, 1775, Dr. Johnson wrote from London to Boswell in Edinburgh: “There are two little books published by the Foulis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 512-514.
Published: 01 September 1941
.... In a chapter to themselves are found “the great names”: North, really a relic of the seventeenth century; Gibbon, Mason, and Goldsmith, all valuable for their style (“Gibbon is a late Augus- tan poet who has turned to prose”) ; Johnson; and Boswell. The profound influence of Johnson’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 368.
Published: 01 September 1948
... account for the notes to his edition of Boswell. Hill, however, like some other Victorians whom the notorious affair of Major Byron and the Shelley forgeries had made extra sensitive about such matters, had sneaking doubts as to the genuineness of the account. Nevertheless, Campbell’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 200-203.
Published: 01 June 1977
... 20 1 fictional, that explore a common theme: the role of the imagination in Cow- per’s Memoir and Robinson Crusoe and, in a later chapter, in Boswell’s London Journal and Tom Jones; ambivalence toward power in autobiogra- phies, letters, and novels by Laetitia Pilkington, Lady Mary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 368.
Published: 01 December 1956
... edition, and so were obliged to depend on the evidence given in Sotheby’s sale catalogue. The statement (p. 2) that the Johnsonian has busied himself with reading Boswell runs counter to D. Nichol Smith’s dictum that it is the Boswellians who depend on Boswell and the true Johnsonians who...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 499-500.
Published: 01 December 1944
... patron or opponent of several Scotch, Eng- lish, and French contemporaries. Since Boswell fortunately, or per- haps unfortunately, chose to write a life of Dr. Johnson rather than one of Hume, it is almost impossible to get any very intimate view of Hume’s personality. Professor Mossner does...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 348-352.
Published: 01 September 1991
...: University of Chicago Press, 1991.306 pp. $24.95. In late March 1776, Boswell and Johnson discussed the double standard of sexual conduct, and Johnson explained and defended that notorious custom in terms that were commonplace. for the time: “The chastity of women [is] of JOHN ALLEN STEVENSON...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 342-344.
Published: 01 December 1957
...-Hill Book Company, 1955. Pp. xv + 377. $5.75. “Everyone thinks of Dr. Johnson as an old man.” Thus James Clifford begins his excellent book. The record of Johnson’s career from about 1750 onward is so elaborate and so vivid, thanks in large measure to Boswell’s incomparable Life, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 27-49.
Published: 01 March 1950
... Fort Augustus in Scotland has been recorded as a Captain “Urie” who had “served in America.” Professors Pottle and Bennett in their noteworthy edition of Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.’ (printed for the first time from the original manuscript...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 287-288.
Published: 01 September 1959
... extent bridged by the running commentary that the editors have judiciously provided in the place of conventional footnotes. As a result, we now have a text that approaches autobiography. It is chiefly the older Johnson that is revealed. As in Boswell’s account, approximately four...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 89-91.
Published: 01 March 1944
..., LLB. (London, 1792), I, 80. Boswell’s version of the remark (Hill’s edition of the Life, I, 268) is substan- tially the same. Garrick’s agreement with this attitude appears in Boswell’s Life, I, 269. See also a letter in the Gentleman’s Magazine, XXIV (1754), 475. 2The story of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 417-419.
Published: 01 December 1945
... Macaulay. Boswell quotes Johnson as saying, “His genius is great, but his knowledge is small. . . . It is amazing how little Goldsmith knows,” and “ [Goldsmith] is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining as a Per- sian tale.”s More charitable and closer to the truth is...