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... from him that it was still resolved that his tour to Italy with Mr . and Mrs . Thrale
should familiar to me from my childhood ; for it is to be found in the Psalms in
Metre , used in the churches ( I believe I should say kirks ) of Scotland , Psal . xliii
. v .
I brought with me Mr . Murray , solicitor - general of Scotland , now one of the
judges of the court of session , with the title of lord Henderland . I mentioned Mr .
Solicitor ' s relation , lord Charles Hay , with whom I knew Dr . Johnson had been
In my Letter to the people of Scotland , against diminishing the number of the
Lords of Session , published in 1785 , there is the following passage , which , as
a concise , and I hope a fair and rational state of the matter , I presume to quote ...
He mentioned that he had been forty years absent from Scotland . “ Ah , Boswell !
” said Johnson , smiling , “ what would you give to be forty years from Scotland . ”
I said , “ I should not like to be so long absent from the seat of my ancestors .
... where Mr . John Home was his successour ; so that it may truly be called
classick ground . His son , who is of the same name , and a man eminent for
talents and learning , is now , with universal approbation , solicitor - general of
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