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James Boswell. dinner at sir John Pringle ' s ; and he was much pleased with the
conscientious accuracy of that celebrated circumnavigator , who set me right as
to many of the exaggerated accounts given by Dr . Hawkesworth of his voyages .
Damages will be given to a man who is calumniated in his lifetime , because he
may be hurt in bis worldly interest , or at least hurt in his mind : but the law does
not regard that uneasiness which a man feels on having his ancestor
I mentioned a new gaming club , of which Mr . Beauclerk had given me an
account , where the members played to a desperate extent . JOHNSON . “
Depend upon it , sir , this is mere talk . Who is ruined by gaming ? You will not
find six ...
9 Johnson ' s opinions concerning the Monthly and Critical Reviews would not be
accurate now , 1803 . - BLAKEWAY . The Monthly Review has improved since
the above character was given of it : the Critical has been discontinued many ...
In modern times and modern languages , France and Italy alone produce more
books in a given time than Greece and Rome ; put England , Spain , Germany ,
and the northern kingdoms out of the question . - BLAKEWAY . general , the ...
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