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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 ...
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
He may be suspicious , and condemn without evidence ; he may be rash , and
judge without examination ; he may be severe , and treat slight offences with too
much harshness ; he may be malignant and partial , and gratify his private
When in the ardour of ambition for literary fame , I regretted to him one day that
an eminent judge had nothing of it , and therefore would leave no perpetual
monument of himself to posterity : “ Alas ! sir , ” said Johnson , “ what a mass of ...
His brother - inlaw , Strahan , sent him a subscription of fifty pounds , and said he
would send him fifty more , if he would not publish . ” GARRICK . “ What ! eh ! is
Straban a good judge of an epigram ? Is not be rather an obtuse man , eh ?
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