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I remember he once observed to me , “ It is wonderful , sir , what is to be found in
London . ... was at the table of Jack Ellis , a money scrivener behind the Royal
Exchange , with whom I at one period used to dine generally once a week i .
The tumultuary life of princes seldom permits them to survey the wide extent of
national interest , without losing sight of private merit ; to exhibit qualities which
may be imitated by the highest and the humblest of mankind ; and to be at once ...
A gentleman brought his servant before him , upon an accusation of having
stolen some money from him ; but it having come out that he had laid it purposely
in the servant ' s way , in order to try his honesty , sir Godfrey temptation once , is
I once tried knotting . Dempster ' s sister undertook to teach me ; but I could not
learn it . ” BOSWELL . “ So , sir , it will be related in pompous narrative , · Once for
his amusement be tried knotting ; nor did this Hercules disdain the distaff .
The ingenious Mr . Brown , distinguished by the name of Capability Brown , told
me that he was once at the seat of lord Clive , who had returned from India with
great wealth ; and that he showed him , at the door of his bedchamber , a large ...
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