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... he imputed , as its grand cause , to the shock which our monarchy received at
the revolution , though necessary ; and , secondly , to the timid concessions
made to faction by successive administrations in the reign of his present majesty .
But you find an officer , who has , properly speaking , no money , is everywhere
very well received , and treated with attention . The character of a soldier always
stands him in stead . ” BosWELL . “ Yet , sir , I think that common soldiers are ...
I lately , ” said he , “ received a letter from the East Indies , from a gentleman
whom I formerly knew very well : he had returned from that country with a
handsome fortune , as it was reckoned , before means were found to acquire
those immense ...
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
Having written to him , I received the following answer . TO JAMES BOSWELL ,
ESQ . “ DEAR SIR , - Why do you talk of neglect ? When did I neglect you ? If you
will come to Bath , we shall all be glad to see you . Come , therefore , as soon as
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