1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Ogden

James Boswell, 24 October 1773; Life of Johnson (1791); ed. Hill (1891) 5:399.



We passed the forenoon calmly and placidly. I prevailed on Dr. Johnson to read aloud Ogden's sixth sermon on Prayer, which he did with a distinct expression, and pleasing solemnity. He praised my favourite preacher, his elegant language, and remarkable acuteness; and said, he fought infidels with their own weapons.