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It may be observed , that he used the epithet scoundrel , very commonly , not
quite in the sense in which it is generally understood , but as a strong term of
disapprobation ; as when he abruptly answered Mrs . Thrale , who had asked him
I experienced immediate happiness while whirled along with such a companion ,
and said to him , “ Sir , you observed one day at general Oglethorpe ' s , that a
man is never happy for the present , but when he is drunk . Will you not add ...
... countries to understand so much as they have related . Objects falling under
the observation of the senses might be clearly known ; but everything intellectual
, every thing abstract , - politicks , morals , and religion , must be darkly guessed .
... that very few men had seen greater variety of characters ; and none could
observe them better , as was evident from the ... had passed under his
observation , it would have afforded a very rich fund of instruction and 16 THE
LIFE OF [ 1776 .
I remember he once observed to me , “ It is wonderful , sir , what is to be found in
London . The most literary conversation that I ever enjoyed , was at the table of
Jack Ellis , a money scrivener behind the Royal Exchange , with whom I at one ...
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