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I thought that the death of an old schoolfellow , and one with whom he had lived a
good deal in London , would have affected my fellow - traveller much : but he
only said , “ Ah ! poor Jamy . ” Afterwards , however , when we were in the chaise
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 ...
I called at his house in the evening , having promised to acquaint Mrs . Williams
of his safe return ; when , to my surprise , I found him sitting with her at tea , and ,
as I thought , not in a very good humour : for , it seems , when he bad got to Mr ...
I wrote something for lord Charles ; and I thought he had nothing to fear from a
court martial . I suffered a great loss when he died ; he was a mighty pleasing
man in conversation , and a reading man . The character of a soldier is high .
Had I thought then as I do now , I should have gone : but at that time I had
objections to quitting England . ” It was a very remarkable circumstance about
Johnson , whom shallow observers have supposed to have been ignorant of the
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