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Having prayed , I purpose to employ the next six weeks upon the Italian language
for my settled study . " & Med . How venerably pious does he appear in these
moments of solitude ! and how spirited are his resolutions for the improvement of
Certainly he did , ” answers Dr. Johnson again ; * This prompt and sarcastic retort
may not unaptly be compared with Sir Henry Wotton's celebrated answer to a
priest in Italy , who asked him “ Where was your religion to be found before
Gravina , an Italian critick , observes , that every man desires to see that of which
he has read ; but no man desires to read an account of what he has seen : so
much does description fall short of reality . Description only excites curiosity ...
-Ed . ] 95 The Turkish Spy ” was pretended to have been written originally in
Arabick ; from Arabick translated into Italian , and thence into English . The real
author of the work , which was in fact originally written in Italian , was I. P. Marana
, a ...
Ramsay has recovered his limbs in Italy ; and Fielding was sent to Lisbon , where
, indeed , he died ; but he was , I believe , past hope when he went . Think for me
what I can do . “ I received your pamphlet , and when I write again may perhaps ...
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