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Had the ancients been serious in their belief , we should not have bad their gods
exhibited in the manner we find them represented in the poets . The people
would not have suffered it . They disputed with good humour upon their fanciful ...
I have acted in the same manner with regard to my own two sons ; having placed
the eldest at Eton , and the second at Westminster . I cannot say which is best .
But , in justice to both those noble seminaries , I with high satisfaction declare ...
In the same manner , a man who is to get nothing by teaching , will not exert
bimself . Gresham college was intended as a place of instruction for London ;
able professors were to read lectures gratis : they contrived to have no scholars ...
My friend Mr . Const , whom I delight in having an opportunity to praise , not only
for his abilities but his manners ; a gentleman whose ancient German blood has
been mellowed in England , and who may be truly said to unite the baron and the
He gave us one of the many sketches of character which were treasured in his
mind , and which he was wont to produce quite unexpectedly in a very
entertaining manner . “ I lately , ” said he , “ received a letter from the East Indies ,
from a ...
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