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Ut assidens implumibus pullis avis Serpentium allapsus timet , Magis relictis ;
non , ut adsit , auxili Latura plus pręsentibus . Hor . Epod . i . 17 . - Ed . The
phrase " vexing thoughts , ” is , I think , very expressive . It has been Joshua
Reynolds is ...
Joshua Reynolds is the same all the year round . Beauclerk , except when ill ,
and in pain , is the same . But I believe most men have them in the degree in
which they are capable of having them . If I were in the country , and were
distressed by ...
Johnson and I supped this evening at the Crown and Anchor tavern , in company
with sir Joshua Reynolds , Mr . Langton , Mr . Nairne , now one of the Scotch
judges , with the title of lord Dunsinan , and my very worthy friend sir William
Sir Joshua mentioned Mr . Cumberland ' s odes , which were just published .
JOHNSON . “ Why , sir , they would have been thought as good as odes
commonly are , if Cumberland had not put his name to them ; but a name
immediately draws ...
Sir Joshua said , what I have often thought , that he wondered to find so much
good writing employed in them , when the authors were to remain unknown , and
so could not have the motive of fame . Johnson . “ Nay , sir , those who write in ...
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