Excerpt from The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 4 of 12: To Which in Prefixed, an Essay on His Life and Genius; Containing Rambler, Vol. I This precept has been long received, both from regard to the authority of Ramos, and its confor mity to the general opinion of the world yet there have been always some, that thought it no devia tion from modesty to recommend their own labours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.