[ But his letters to Ep . other correspondents , and particularly to Mrs. Thrale ,
carry on the story of his life . ] [ DR . JOHNSON TO MRS . LUCY PORTER .
Pearson London , 9th June , 1781 . MSS . DEAR MADAM , I hope the
summer makes ...
... and if you will tell me whither I shall send them , that they may come to you , I
will take care that you shall not be without them . You will perhaps be glad to
hear that Mrs. Thrale is disencumbered of her brewhouse ; and that it seemed to
I am afraid there is no hope of Mrs. Thrale's custom for your pictures ; but , if you
please , I will mention it . She cannot make a pension out of her jointures . I will
bring the papers myself . I am , madam , your most humble servant , Sam .
This observation , just enough in general , is here peculiarly ill - placed ; for ,
besides the motives for the journey which Mr. Boswell has quoted from the
Prayers and Meditations , we shall see , by a subsequent letter , that Mrs. Thrale's
THRALE . Oxford , 17th October , 1781 . On Monday evening arrived at the
Angel inn at Oxford Mr. Johnson and Mr. Barber , without any sinister accident . I
am here ; but why am I here ? on my way to Lichfield , where I believe Mrs. Aston
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