The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, Volume 1
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His favourites used to receive very liberal assistance from him ; and such was the
submission and deference with which he was treated , such the desire to obtain
his regard , that three of the boys , of whom Mr. Hector ( More than a little .
I was to - day with Mr. Dodsley , who declares very warmly in favour of the paper
you sent him , which he desires to have a share in , it being , as he says , a.
creditable thing to be concerned in . I knew not what answer to make till I had ...
If any or all of these have contributed to your discontent , I will endeavour to
remove it ; and desire you to propose the question to which you wish for an “ I am
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But as I cannot expect to attain my desire in that respect , it would be a great
satisfaction , as well as an honour to our work , to have the favour of the genuine
speech . It is a method that several have been pleased to take , as I could show ,
but I ...
As 33 . you hinted to me that many calls for money , I would not press you too
hard , and therefore shall desire only , as I send it in , two guineas for a sheet of
copy ; the rest you may pay me when it may be more convenient ; and even by
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