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" His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. "
The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives - Page 91
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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The Infirmities of Genius, Volume 1

Richard Robert Madden - 1833
...flannel waistcoat. His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and he neither went to bed nor rose without help." This extraordinary necessity...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - 1836 - 442 pages
...was contracted. His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, ie, Not Cynthia when her manlua's * withdrew And Ariel weepin dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...was conracted. His legs were so slender, that ie enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid ; for he was not able to Jress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 pages
...was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very difficult for him to be clean. His hair had fallen almost all away; and he used to dine sometimes with Lord Oxford, privately, in a velvet cap. His dress...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...was contracted. His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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Memorials of Twickenham: Parochial and Topographical

Richard Stuteley Cobbett - 1872 - 428 pages
...was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very difficult for him to be clean. His hair had fallen PERSONAL DESCRIPTION OF POPE. 281 almost all away ; and he used to dine sometimes with Lord Oxford,...
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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...was contracted. His legs were so slender, that he enlarged their bulk with three pair of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid ; for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. His weakness made it very...
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Village London: The Story of Greater London, Volume 1

Edward Walford - 1884
...was contracted. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid : for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed or rose without help. His weakness made it very difficult...
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A Popular Manual of English Literature, Containing Outlines of the ...

Maude Gillette Phillips - 1885
...was contracted. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid, for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. ... In all his intercourse...
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A Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ..., Volume 1

Maude Gillette Phillips - 1885
...was contracted. His legs were so slender that he enlarged their bulk with three pairs of stockings, which were drawn on and off by the maid, for he was not able to dress or undress himself, and neither went to bed nor rose without help. ... In all his intercourse...
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