Excerpt from The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D: With Critical Observations on His Works The events of the life of Johnson, the brightest ornament of the eighteenth century, who has written the lives of so many eminent persons, and so much enriched our national flock of criticism and biography, have been related by friend and foe, by panegyrists and satirical defamers, by the lovers of anecdote, and the followers of party, with a diligence of research, a minuteness of detail, a variety of illustration, and a felicity of description, unexampled in the records of literary biography. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.