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Such were the last thoughts of a man whom we have seen exulting in popularity ,
and sunk in shame . For his reputation ... Of his life , those who thought it
consistent with his doctrine , did not originally form false notions . He was at first
what he ...
I said , I had reason to believe that the thought of annihilation gave Hume no pain
. JOHNSON . “ It was not so , sir . He had a vanity in being thought easy . It is
more probable that he should assume an appearance of ease , than that so very
JOHNSON . “ Harris was laughing at her , sir . Harris is a sound sullen scholar ;
he does not like interlopers . Harris , however , is a prig , and a bad prigo . I
looked into his book , and thought he did not understand his own system . ”
James Boswell. Nor could he patiently endure to hear that such respect as he
thought due only to higher intellectual qualities , should be bestowed on men of
slighter , though perhaps more amusing talents . I told him , that one morning
when I ...
You put it in new words , but it is an old thought . This is one of the disadvantages
of wine : it makes a man mistake words for thoughts . ” Boswell . “ I think it is a
new thought ; at least it is in a new attitude . ” Johnson . “ Nay , sir , it is only in a ...
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