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must have your constant attention . I suppose you purpose to return this year .
There is no need of haste : do not come hither before the height of summer , that
you may fall gradually into the inconveniencies of your native clime . July seems
Talking of fame , for which there is so great a desire , I observed how little there is
of it in reality , compared with the other objects of human attention . “ Let every
man recollect , and he will be sensible how small a part of his time is employed in
I consider the peers in general as I do a jury , who ought to listen with respectful
attention to the sages of the law ; but , if after hearing them they have a firm
opinion of their own , are bound , as honest men , to decide accordingly . Nor is it
house with the most flattering attention : I also expressed the pleasure with which
I had found that our worthy friend Langton was highly esteemed in his own
county town . TO DR . SAMUEL JOHNSON . “ Edinburgh , June 18 , 1778 .
Of his fellow - collegian , the celebrated Mr . George Whitefield , he said , “
Whitefield never drew as much attention as a mountebank does : he did not draw
attention by doing better than others , but by doing what was strange . Were
Astley to ...
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