An Essay On The Life And Genius Of Samuel Johnson
An Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. was written by Arthur Murphy and published in 1792. The work serves as a biography of Samuel Johnson and an introduction to his works included in the volume. Murphy also wrote a biography for Henry Fielding in a 1762 edition of his Works and a biography for David Garrick, the Life of David Garrick, in 1801.
... Dr Campbell, an Irish clergyman, complained about the vulgarity of Murphy's recollections of Johnson's actions "Murphy gave it - on Garricks authority - that when it was asked what was the greatest pleasure, Johnson answered f***ing, and the second was drinking ... And therefore, he wondered why there were not more drunkards, for all could drink though all could not f***" ...
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