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I gave him an account of a conversation which had passed between me and
captain Cook , the day before , at a See Murphy ' s Essay on the Life and Genius
of Dr . Johnson , prefixed to the Oxford edition of his works , vol , i . p . vii .
He was struck with the elegance of his behaviour , and accounted for it thus : “ Sir
, he had passed his time , wbile in England , only in the best company ; so that all
of this , sir , lord Mulgrave and he dined one day at Streatham ; they sat with ...
Of late , an act of parliament has passed declaratory of their full right to one as
well as the other , in matter of libel ; and the bill having been brought in by a
popular gentlemana , many of his party have , in most extravagant terms ,
declaimed on ...
I have frequently thought , that if he had made out what the French call une
catalogue raisonnée of all the people who had passed under his observation , it
would have afforded a very rich fund of instruction and 16 THE LIFE OF [ 1776 .
Before dinner , Dr . Johnson and I passed some time by ourselves . I was sorry to
find it was now resolved that the proposed journey to Italy should not take place
this year . He said , “ I am disappointed , to be sure ; but it is not a great ...
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