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... unfortunately embarked for Dublin , on an engagement for one of the theatres
there : but the ship was cast away , and every person on board perished . ... the
earl of Drogheda , with many other persons of consequence and property .
We had with us at dinner several of Dr . Taylor ' s neighbours , good civil
gentlemen , who seemed to understand Dr . Johnson very well , and not to
consider him in the light that a certain person did , who being struck , or rather
stunned , by his ...
To be with those of whom a person whose mind is wavering and dejected ,
stands in awe , represses and composes an uneasy tumult of spirits “ , and
consoles him with the contemplation of something steady , and at least
comparatively great .
He was indeed so much impressed with the prevalence of falsehood , voluntary
or unintentional , that I never knew any person who , upon hearing an
extraordinary circumstance told , discovered more of the “ incredulus odi . ” He
would say ...
Why , very well for a young miss ' s verses ; - that is to say , compared with
excellence , nothing ; but very well for the person who wrote them . I am vexed at
being shown verses in that manner . ” Miss REYNOLDS . “ But if they should be
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