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Mr . Wilkes remarked , that , “ among all the bold flights of Shakespeare ' s
imagination , the boldest was making ... And he also observed , that “ the clannish
slavery of the highlands of Scotland was the single exception to Milton ' s remark
... solemn religious speculation , being mingled with hope , was yet more
consolatory than the emptiness of infidelity . A man can live in thick air , but
perishes in an exhausted receiver . Dr . Johnson was much pleased with a
remark which 138 ...
The remark about the dog , if made by me , was such a sally as might escape one
when painting a man highly . ” On Tuesday , September 23rd , Johnson was
remarkably cordial to me . It being necessary for me to return to Scotland soon , I
I have heard Mr . Gibbon remark , “ that Mr . Fox could not be afraid of Dr .
Johnson ; yet he certainly was very shy of saying any thing in Dr . Johnson ' s
presence . ” Mr . Scott now quoted what was said of Alcibiades by a Greek poet ,
to which ...
... Biographia Britannica , that he drank only water ; and that while he sat in a
company who were drinking wine , “ he had the dexterity to accommodate his
discourse to the pitch of theirs as it sunk . ” If excess in drinking be meant , the
remark is ...
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