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James Boswell

Data de nascimento: 29. Outubro 1740
Data de falecimento: 19. Maio 1795

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James Boswell , advogado e biógrafo escocês, um dos maiores diaristas do século XVIII.

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„Boswell is pleasant and gay,
For frolic by nature designed;
He heedlessly rattles away
When company is to his mind.“

— James Boswell
In a poem about himself, in "Biographic Sketches" in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Vol. IV (1836). p. 341

„He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.“

— James Boswell
Comment on Samuel Johnson's treatment of Thomas Sheridan (16 October 1769)

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„I jumped up on the benches, roared out, "Damn you, you rascals!", hissed and was in the greatest rage. [... ] I hated the English; I wished from my soul that the Union was broke and that we might give them another battle of Bannockburn.“

— James Boswell
On an occasion of mocking a pair of Highland officers, circa 1672, as attributed by Ruaridh Nicoll, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/apr/22/scotland.devolution "As a Scot, I hate this idea of a neutered nation"], The Observer, 22 April 2007

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