Life of Johnson (Boswell).2Vol. viii. Chap. v. 1784.
Note 1. A parody on Who rules oer freemen should himself be free, from Brookes Gustavus Vasa, first edition. [back]
Note 2. From the London edition, 10 volumes, 1835.
Dr. Johnson, it is said, when he first heard of Boswells intention to write a life of him, announced, with decision enough, that if he thought Boswell really meant to write his life he would prevent it by taking Boswells!Thomas Carlyle: Miscellanies, Jean Paul Frederic Richter. [back]