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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 .
showed both that a journal of his tour upon the continent was not wholly out of his
contemplation , and that he uniformly adhered to that strange opinion which his
indolent disposition made him utter , “ No man but a blockhead ever wrote ...
He was at once the companion of the brilliant colonel Forrester of the guards ,
who wrote The Polite Philosopher , and of the awkward and uncouth Robert
Levet ; of lord Thurlow , and Mr . Sastres the Italian master ; and has dined one
day with ...
... but our own convictions constrain us to subscribe to the description of Junius ,
as far at least as the intellect is concerned . - ED . m I have in vain endeavoured
to find out what parts Johnson wrote for Dr . James . Perhaps medical men may .
He wrote a tragedy on the story of Leonidas , entitled The Patriot . . He read it to a
company of lawyers , who found so many faults that he wrote it over again ; so
then there were two tragedies on the same subject and with the same title .
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