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My desire of being acquainted with celebrated men of every description , bad
made me , much about the same time , obtain an introduction to Dr . Samuel
Johnson and to John Wilkes , esq . Two men more different could , perhaps , not
He desires that a lodging may be taken for him at Edinburgh , against his arrival .
He is just setting out . “ Langton has ... he has very valuable qualities . Our
narrative has kindled him with a desire of visiting the highlands , after having
There is now a very general desire that Dodd ' s life should be spared . More is
not wished ; and perhaps this is not too much to be granted . . “ If you , sir , have
any opportunity ÆTAT . 68 . ] DR . JOHNSON . 131 Dr. Johnson, on the 20th of ...
He added , that it had been observed that scarce any man dies in publick but with
apparent resolution ; from that desire of praise which never quits us . I said , Dr .
Dodd seemed to be willing to die , and full of hopes of happiness . “ Sir , " said ...
He added , “ If a man never has an eager desire for instruction , he should
prescribe a task for himself . But it is better when a man reads from immediate
inclination . ” He repeated a good many lines of Horace ' s odes while we were in
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