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I was not pleased that his intimacy with Mr . Thrale ' s family , though it no doubt
contributed much to his comfort and enjoyment , was not without some degree of
restraint : not , as has been grossly suggested , that it was required of him as a ...
James Boswell. dinner at sir John Pringle ' s ; and he was much pleased with the
conscientious accuracy of that celebrated circumnavigator , who set me right as
to many of the exaggerated accounts given by Dr . Hawkesworth of his voyages .
Johnson said of Chatterton , “ This is the most extraordinary young man that has
encountered my knowledge . It is wonderful how the whelp has written such
things . ” We were by no means pleased with our inn at Bristol . “ Let us see now ...
When I read this to Mr . Burke , he was highly pleased , and exclaimed , “ Well ;
he does his work in a workmanlike mannerf . ” As a proof of Dr . Johnson ' s
extraordinary powers of composition , it appears from the original manuscript of
Thus I secured him , and told Dilly that he would find him very well pleased to be
one of his guests on the day appointed . Upon the much - expected Wednesday ,
I called on him about half an hour before dinner , as I often did when we were to ...
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