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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 ...
The subject of grief for the loss of relations and friends being introduced , I
observed that it was strange to consider how soon it in general wears away . Dr .
Taylor mentioned a gentleman of the neighbourhood as the only instance he had
I mentioned an old gentleman of our acquaintance whose memory was
beginning to fail . Johnson . “ There must be a diseased mind , where there is a
failure of memory at seventy . A man ' s head , sir , must be morbid , if he fails so
altercation with Adam Smith , to whom he had been so rough , that Strahan , after
Smith was gone , had remonstrated with him , and told him that I was coming
soon , and that he was uneasy to think that he might behave in the same manner
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