Saturday, June 05, 2010


Boswell and Wilkes

James Boswell, Journal (March 14, 1765):
WILKES. 'Never a moment in my life low-spirited.' BOSWELL. 'What shall I do to get life over?' WILKES. 'While there's all ancient and modern learning and all arts and sciences, enough for life if three thousand years.' BOSWELL. 'Fate and free will?' WILKES. 'Let 'em alone.'
Id. (March 15, 1765):
WILKES. 'I'm always happy. I thank God for good health, good spirits and the love of books....Thank heaven for having given me the love of women. To many she gives not the noble passion of lust.'
Charles Spencelayh, Morning Chapter

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