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