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Sir John Pringle , " mine own friend and my father ' s friend , ” between whom and
Dr . Johnson I in vain wished to establish an acquaintance , as I respected and
lived in intimacy with both of them , observed to me once , very ingeniously , “ It is
The new lives of clergymen of the church of England , in the same four volumes ,
are as follow : John Balguy , Edward Bentham , George Berkeley bishop of
Cloyne , William Berriman , Thomas Birch , William Borlase , Thomas Bott ,
Had he lived to read what sir John Hawkins and Mrs . Piozzi have related
concerning himself , how much would he have found his observation illustrated .
He was indeed so much impressed with the prevalence of falsehood , voluntary
At general Paoli ' s were sir Joshua Reynolds , Mr . Langton , Marchese Gherardi
of Lombardy , and Mr . John Spottiswoode the younger , of Spottiswooded the
solicitor . At this time fears of an invasion were circulated ; to obviate which , Mr ...
He had , before I left London , resumed the conversation concerning the
appearance of a ghost at Newcastle upon Tyne , which Mr . John Wesley
believed , but to which Johnson did not give credit . I was , however , desirous to
examine the ...
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