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I might , to be sure , be satisfied that they had no reason to be apprehensive
about me , because I knew that I myself was well : but we might have a mutual
anxiety , without the charge of folly ; because each was , in some degree ,
uncertain as ...
... you would have reason to regret it ; but , if you have had the money to spend , I
know not that you could have purchased as much pleasure with it in any other
way . ” During this interview at Ashbourne , Johnson and I frequently talked with ...
For if existence , such as we have it here , be comparatively a good , we have no
reason to complain , though no more of it should be given to us . But if our only
state of existence were in this world , then we might with some reason complain ...
Then laughing heartily : “ It is the old dog in the new doublet . - An extraordinary
instance , however , may occur , where a man ' s patron will do nothing for him
unless he will drink : there may be a good reason for drinking . ” I mentioned a ...
I did not trouble him by asking his reason for this question . He proceeded , “
Here is an errour , sir ; you have made genius feminine . ” “ Palpable , sir , ” cried
the enthusiast ; “ I know it . But , in a lower tone , ) it was to pay a compliment to
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