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This very piece was , after his death , published by some person who had been
about him , and , for the sake of a little hasty profit , was fallaciously advertised so
as to make it be believed to have been written by Johnson himself . I said , I ...
Very probably he had trusted to Shiels ' s word , and never looked at it so as to
compare it with the Lives of the Poets , as published under Mr . Cibber ' s name .
What became of that manuscript I know not . I should have liked much to examine
Sir Joshua mentioned Mr . Cumberland ' s odes , which were just published .
JOHNSON . “ Why , sir , they would have been thought as good as odes
commonly are , if Cumberland had not put his name to them ; but a name
immediately draws ...
I expressed some inclination to publish an account of my travels upon the
continent of Europe , for which I had a ... Why , sir , most modern travellers in
Europe who have published their travels , have been laughed at : I would not
have you ...
If you do not like the trouble of publishing the book , do not let your commentaries
be lost ; contrive that they may be published somewhere . “ I am , sir , “ Your
humble servant , “ SAM . JOHNSON . “ London , November 2 , 1778 . " These
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