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I thought that the death of an old schoolfellow , and one with whom he had lived a
good deal in London , would have affected my fellow - traveller much : but he
only said , “ Ah ! poor Jamy . ” Afterwards , however , when we were in the chaise
After her death , he took to dissipation and gaming , and lost all he had . One
evening he lost a thousand pounds to a gentleman whose name I am sorry I have
forgotten . Next morning he sent the gentleman five hundred pounds , with an ...
... in his manner upon this holy festival , the commemoration of the most joyful
event in the history of our world , the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour , who ,
having triumphed over death and the grave , proclaimed immortality to mankind .
This very piece was , after his death , published by some person who had been
about him , and , for the sake of a little hasty profit , was fallaciously advertised so
as to make it be believed to have been written by Johnson himself . I said , I ...
His notion was , that pulsation occasions death by attrition ; and that , therefore ,
the way to preserve life is to retard pulsation . But we know that pulsation is
strongest in infants , and that we increase in growth while it operates in its regular
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