He occupied himself in writing books and in keeping up a wide scientific correspondence, and lived, in spite of his infirmities, to the age of seventy-six, dying at Black Notley on the 17th of January 1705.
Impatience of Johnson's criticisms and infirmities had been steadily growing with Mrs Thrale since 1774.
With such infirmities of body and of mind, he was left, at twoand-twenty, to fight his way through the world.
The schedule adopted contains in addition to the standard subjects of sex, age, civil condition, birthplace, occupation and infirmities, columns for mother-tongue, religion and sect, and caste and sub-caste.
Domestic afflictions combined with numerous and painful infirmities to embitter his old age.