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Every man is to take existence on the terms on which it is given to him . To some
men it is given on condition of not taking liberties , which other men may take
without much harm . One may drink wine , and be nothing the worse for it : on ...
We are apt to transfer to all around us our own gloom k , without considering that
at any given point of time there is , perhaps , as much youth and gaiety in the
world as at another . Before I came into this life , in which I have had so many ...
Talking of Rochester ' s poems , he said he had given them to Mr . Steevens to
castrate for the edition of the poets to which he was to write prefaces . Dr . Taylor (
the only time I ever heard him say any thing witty h ) observed , that “ if Rochester
But a bounty is given to encourage the exportation of corn , and no bounty is
given for the exportation of men ; though , indeed , those who go gain by it . " R . “
But the bounty on the exportation of corn is paid at home h . ” E . “ That ' s the
Characters should never be given by an historian , unless he knew the people
whom he describes , or copies from those who knew them . ” BOSWELL . “ Why ,
sir , do people play this trick which I observe now , when I look at your grate ...
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