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He would not , I perceived , call him a clergyman , though he was candid enough
to allow very great merit to his composition . Mr . Murphy said , he remembered
when there were several people alive in London , who enjoyed a considerable ...
Of a person who differed from him in politicks , he said , “ In private life he is a
very honest gentleman ; but I will not allow him to be so in publick life . People
may be honest , though they are doing wrong : that is between their Maker and
Colman has bought Foote ' s patent , and is to allow Foote for life sixteen hundred
pounds a year , as Reynolds told me , and to allow him to play so often on such
terms that he may gain four hundred pounds more . What Colman can get by ...
We must , however , allow , that a well - regulated great family may improve a
neighbourhood in civility and elegance , and give an example of good order ,
virtue , and piety ; and so its residence at home may be of much advantage . But if
I allow it is something to please one ' s company ; and people are always pleased
with those who partake pleasure with them . But after a man has brought himself
to relinquish the great personal pleasure which arises from drinking wine , any ...
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