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I knew that Johnson would let nobody attack Garrick but himself , as Garrick once
said to me , and I had heard him praise his liberality ; so to bring out his
commendation of his celebrated pupil , I said , loudly , “ I have heard Garrick is
GARRICK , “ But as a friend , sir , " Johnson . “ Why , such a friend as I am with
him - no . ” GARRICK . “ But if you see a friend going to tumble over a precipice ?
" JOHNSON . “ That is an extravagant case , sir . You are sure a friend will thank ...
Aye , he came to me and complained ; and told me , that Garrick said his play
was wrong in the concoction . Now , what is the concoction of a play ? ” ( Here
Garrick started , and twisted himself , and seemed sorely vexed ; for Johnson told
Then , sir , Garrick had under him a numerous body of people ; who , from fear of
his power , and hopes of his favour , and admiration of his talents , were
constantly submissive to him . And here is a man who has advanced the dignity
of his ...
There were more materials to make friendship in Garrick , had he not been so
diffused . ” BOSWELL . “ Garrick was pure gold , but beat out to thin leaf . Lord
Chesterfield was tinsel . ” Johnson . “ Garrick was a very good man ; the
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