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I brought with me Mr . Murray , solicitor - general of Scotland , now one of the
judges of the court of session , with the title of lord Henderland . I mentioned Mr .
Solicitor ' s relation , lord Charles Hay , with whom I knew Dr . Johnson had been
But where , after due attention to all that the judge has said , they are decidedly of
a different opinion from him , they have not only a power and a right , but they are
bound in conscience to bring in a verdict accordingly . ” - Boswell . a The late ...
You are to consider the state of life is this ; we are to judge of one another ' s
characters as well as we can ; and a man is not bound in honesty or honour , to
tell us the faults of his daughter or of himself . A man who has debauched his
friend ' s ...
Johnson and I supped this evening at the Crown and Anchor tavern , in company
with sir Joshua Reynolds , Mr . Langton , Mr . Nairne , now one of the Scotch
judges , with the title of lord Dunsinan , and my very worthy friend sir William
Do we not judge of the drunken wit of the dialogue between Iago and Cassio , the
most excellent in its kind , when we are quite sober ? Wit is wit , by whatever
means it is produced ; and , if good , will appear so at all times . I admit that the ...
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