1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry More

Samuel Johnson, 1772; Boswell, Life of Johnson (1791); ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 2:186.



BOSWELL. "But, Sir, is there any harm in our forming to ourselves conjectures as the particulars of our happiness, though the scripture has said very little on the subject? We know not what we shall be." JOHNSON. "Sir, there is no harm. What philosophy suggests to us on this topick is probable: what scripture tells us is certain. Dr. Henry More has carried it as far as philosophy can. You may buy both his theological and philosophical works in two volumes folio, for about eight shillings.