July 27th, 2020

Monday Reads, Samuel Johnson books, & used books

Monday Reads, Samuel Johnson books, & used books

'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell

'A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology' by Samuel Johnson [Penguin Classics]

'Selected Writings' By Samuel Johnson [Penguin Classics]

'Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing' by Paul Fussell

'Designing the Life of Johnson' literary study by Bruce Redford

'The Quest For Corvo: An Experiment In Biography' by A. J. A. Symons [New York Book s Classics]

'Toby's Room' A Novel by Pat Barker

'Station Island' Poetry by Seamus Heaney

'The Depositions: New And Selected Essays On Being And Ceasing To Be' By Thomas Lynch

'The Anatomy Of Melancholy' By Robert Burton Introduction By William H. Glass

'A Serious Call To A Devout And Holy Life' By William Law 'This devotional treatise influenced the lives of many early Evangelicals, including Whitefield, the Wesley's, Thomas Scott, and Samuel Johnson" quote from the backcover

"On the 13th of the same month he wrote in his Journal the following scheme of life, for Sunday:
'Having lived' (as he with tenderness of conscience expresses himself) not without an habitual reverence for the Sabbath, yet without that attention to its religious duties which Christianity requires;
'1. To rise early, and in order to do it, to go to sleep early on Saturday.
'2. To use some extraordinary devotion in the morning.
'3. To examine the tenour of my life, and particularly the last week; and to mark my advances in religion, or recession from it.
'4. To read the Scripture methodically with such helps as are at hand.
'5. To go to church twice.
'6. To read books of Divinity, either speculative or practical.
'7. To instruct family.
'8. To wear off by meditations any worldly soil contracted in the week.' pg. 164 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell
  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted

in our present state there is more evil than good

It is 3:04 PM Monday afternoon in the flow of decay. It is a warm humid gray day. It is predicted to be sunny sometime this evening.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. When I got up my wife was sitting in her usual place. I got myself a glass of cold water and sat in my living chair to make peace with another day. Why be at war with life? Now is the time to make peace with God and not wait for the wrath of God to fall.

Around 7 o'clock AM I got myself a cup of coffee and messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then ate some food. I have spent the morning and afternoon hours today reading, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell. I have done nothing else. Wait I did make a very short video this morning for my Youtube channel/Monday Reads.

Carol left this morning to attend a Woman's Prayer meeting and got home from around 2:30 PM. Now she is in the kitchen making blueberry muffins. Carol also went grocery shopping early this morning.

Last night we watched on the History Channel a program on the Knights Templar of the Crusades. I got out for Carol to look at this book on the Knights Templar, 'Dungeon, Fire And Sword: The Knights Templar In The Crusades' By John J. Robinson. Carol found this morning at our neighborhood Little Library a book titled, 'The Depositions: New And Selected Essays On Being And Ceasing To Be' By Thomas Lynch. We have in our library these other books by Thomas Lynch, 'Booking Passages', Bodies in Motion and at Rest', and 'The Undertaking'.

Carol went to bed early last night and I stayed up and read late into the night, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell.

I suppose I will close to read some more of 'The Life of Samuel Johnson'.
  • Current Music
    Swans 'leaving meaning'