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He was at once the companion of the brilliant colonel Forrester of the guards ,
who wrote The Polite Philosopher , and of the awkward and uncouth Robert
Levet ; of lord Thurlow , and Mr . Sastres the Italian master ; and has dined one
day with ...
I read it yesterday to Dr . Robertson at the exhibition ; and at dinner to lord Percy ,
general Oglethorpe , etc . who dined with us at general Paoli ' s ; who was also a
witness to the high testimony to your honour . " General Paoli desires the favour ...
He added , “ I think myself a very polite man , ” On Saturday , May 2nd , I dined
with him at sir Joshua Reynolds ' s , where there was a very large company , and
a great deal of conversation ; but , owing to some circumstance which I cannot ...
On Easter - day , after solemn service at St . Paul ' s , I dined with him : Mr . Allen
the printer was also his guest . He was uncommonly silent ; and I have not written
down any thing , except a single curious fact , which , having the sanction of his ...
I accompanied him to Streatham , where we dined , and returned to town in the
evening . On Monday , May 3rd , I dined with him at Mr . Dilly ' s . I pressed him
this day for his opinion on the passage in Parnell , concerning which I had in vain
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