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I suggested a doubt , that if I were to reside in London , visits might go off , and I
might grow tired of it . JohnSON . “ Why , sir , you find no man , at all intellectual ,
who of London , he is tired of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford .
I mentioned to him that I had become very weary in a company where I heard not
a single intellectual sentence , except that “ a man who had been settled ten
years in Minorca was become a much inferiour man to what he was in London ...
He said too , “ London is nothing to some people ; but to a man whose pleasure
is intellectual , London is the place . And there is no place where economy can
be so well practised as in London : more can be had here for the money , even by
Try change of air , and come a few degrees southwards ; a softer climate may do
you both good : winter is coming on ; and London will be warmer , and gayer ,
and busier , and more fertile of amusement , than Aberdeen . “ My health is better
Bolt - court , Fleet - street , London , Sept . 9 , 1780 . " i Thomas , the second lord
Southwell , who was born Jan . 7 , 1698 . 9 , and died in London , Nov . 18 , 1766
. Johnson was well acquainted with this nobleman , and said , “ he was the ...
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