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By this was withered the early friendship between Charles Townshend and
Akenside ; and many similar instances might be adduced . He said , “ It is
commonly a weak man who marries for love . " We then talked of marrying
women of THE ...
We then talked of marrying women of fortune ; and I mentioned a common remark
, that a man may be , upon the whole , richer by marrying a woman with a very
small portion , because a woman of fortune will be proportionably expensive ...
Talking of melancholy , he said , “ Some men , and very thinking men too , have
not those vexing thoughts . Sir b The philosopher may reason on the folly of this
apprehension , but he will still feel its influence . Swift was so much under the ...
He said , “ Take no notice of it , ” or “ Don ' t talk of it . " He seemed to think it
beneath him , though done at sixand - twenty . I said to bim , “ Your style , sir , is
much improved since you translated this . ” He answered , with a sort of
We talked of education at great schools ; the advantages and disadvantages of
which Johnson displayed in a luminous manner ; but his arguments
preponderated so much in favour of the benefit which a boy of good parts might
receive at one ...
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