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He praised the ladies of the present age , insisting that they were more faithful to
their husbands , and more virtuous in every respect , than in former times ,
because their understandings were better cultivated . It was an undoubted proof
of his ...
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 ...
His present appearance put me in mind of my uncle Dr . Boswell ' s description of
him , “ A robust genius , born to grapple with whole libraries . ” I gave him an
account of a conversation which had passed between me and captain Cook , the
Johnson acquiesced in this ; but depreciated the book , I takers , who had agreed
, in case of success , to make Cibber a present of some addition to the twenty
guineas which he had received , and for which his receipt is now in the
The mode of government by one may be ill adapted to a small society , but is best
for a great nation . The characteristick of our own government at present is
imbecility . The magistrates dare not call the guards , for ĘTAT . 67 . ] DR .
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