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Sir , it is of so much more consequence that truth should be told , than that
individuals should not be made uneasy , that it is much better that the law does
not restrain writing freely concerning the characters of the dead . Damages will
be given ...
My knowledge of physick , ” he added , “ I learnt from Dr . James , whom I helped
in writing the proposals for his dictionary , and also a little in the dictionary itselfm
. I also learnt from Dr . Lawrence , but was then grown more stubborn .
This very piece was , after his death , published by some person who had been
about him , and , for the sake of a little hasty profit , was fallaciously advertised so
as to make it be believed to have been written by Johnson himself . I said , I ...
Talking of the Spectator , he said , “ It is wonderful that there is such a proportion
of bad papers in the half of the work which was not written by Addison ; for there.
9 Johnson ' s opinions concerning the Monthly and Critical Reviews would not ...
work which was not written by Addison ; for there was all the world to write that
half , yet not a half of that half is good . One of the finest pieces in the English
language is the paper on novelty , yet we do not hear it talked of . It was written by
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