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Hume owned he had never read the New Testament with attention . Here then
was a man who had been at no pains to enquire into the truth of religion , and
had continually turned his mind the other way . It was not to be expected that the
... very intimate with that gentleman , and was once relieved by him from an arrest
; but I never was present when he was arrested , never knew that he was arrested
, and I believe he never was in difficulties after the time when he relieved me .
Whereas the airs in the Beggar ' s Opera , many of which are very soft , never fail
to render me gay , because they are associated with the warm sensations and
high spirits of London . — This evening , while some of the tunes of ordinary ...
No , sir ; because it would do no good : he is so sluggish , he ' d never go to
parliament and get through a divorce . " He said of one of our friends , “ He is
ruining himself without pleasure . A man who loses at play , or who runs out his
fortune at ...
I have been several times in company with him , but never perceived any strong
power of wit . He produces a general effect by various means ; he has a cheerful
countenance and a gay voice . Besides , his trade is wit . It would be as wild in ...
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