He has written biographies of , , and .
He met Johnson in 1763 and made yearly visits to London to see him.
His entries were helter-skelter but it made since to him and they were to be a great resource to him when he turned to formal writing in his later years.
Two of his works that might be read with profit are: and .
One of Muir's acquaintances (Young) wrote of Muir: "From cluster to cluster of flowers he ran, falling on his knees, babbling in unknown tongues, prattling a curious mixture of scientific mixture of scientific lingo and baby talk, worshipping his little blue-and-pink goddesses." Muir was known for his loquaciousness, known for his eloquent speech; he would give monologues lasting for hours, keeping his listeners spellbound.
There can be no greater mistake.
He [Strachey] is indifferent to historical truth and will always touch up the picture to make the lights and shades more glaring and the folly or wickedness of famous people more obvious." [ (1872-1914) (Boston: Little, Brown; 1967) at p.
No man has greater reverence for the Bible than Huxley.
In my library I have: (1922) in which Strachey deals with Shakespeare, Voltaire, Rousseau, Blake, et al.; (1931) (Congreve, Macaulay, Hume, Gibbon, Carlyle, Froude, Creighton); and his most noted work, (1918) (Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr.
No one had more acquaintance with the text of scripture.
(Gibbon, Wordsworth, Scott, Arnold, Holmes, Tennyson, Pascal, Browning, Donne, Ruskin, Godwin, Bagehot, Huxley, Froude, etc.) is the compact three volume work of Sir Leslie's which I have on my shelf.
On his return, Irving was admitted to the bar.
Leslie Stephen was to write up the results of his studies he made on the writings of Samuel Johnson (1878), Pope (1880), Swift (1882), and George Eliot (1902).