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He seemed to me to hesitate as to the intended Italian tour , on which , I flattered
myself , he and Mrs . Thrale and Dr . Johnson were soon to set out ; and therefore
I pressed it as much as I could . I mentioned that Mr . Beauclerk had said , that ...
We are further assured , that he actually obtained an additional sum ; when he ,
soon after , ( in the year 1758 , ) unfortunately embarked for Dublin , on an
engagement for one of the theatres there : but the ship was cast away , and every
Soon after this he said something very flattering to Mrs . Thrale , which I do not
recollect ; but it concluded with wishing her long life . “ Sir , ” said I , “ if Dr . Barry '
s system be true , you have now shortened Mrs . Thrale ' s life , perhaps , some ...
Soon after this day , he went to Bath with Mr . and Mrs . Thrale . I had never seen
that beautiful city , and wished to take the opportunity of visiting it while Johnson
was there . Having written to him , I received the following answer . TO JAMES ...
I ' d as soon dine with Jack Ketch . h ” I therefore , while we were sitting quietly by
ourselves at his house in an evening , took occasion to open my plan thus : - “ Mr
. Dilly , sir , sends his respectful compliments to you , and would be happy if you ...
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