1785 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Johnson

William Julius Mickle to James Boswell, 1785 ca.; Boswell, Life of Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 4:289.



I was upwards of twelve years acquainted with him, was frequently in his company, always talked with ease to him, and can truly say, that I never received from him one rough word.