... is represented as being subject to fits of yawning so violent as to render him incapable of proceeding in his lecture ; a story altogether unfounded , but for the publication of which the law would give no reparation ' .
law would give no reparation ' . This led us to agitate the question , whether legal redress could be obtained , even when a man's deceased relation was calumniated in a publication . Mr. Murray maintained there should be reparation ...
said Johnson , smiling , “ what would you give to be forty years from Scotland . ” I said , “ I should not like to be so long absent from the seat of my ancestors . ” This gentleman , Mrs. Williams , and Mr. Levet , dined with us .
“ No , sir ; wine gives not light , gay , ideal hilarity ; but tumultuous , noisy , clamorous merriment . I have heard none of those drunken , -nay , drunken is a coarse word , —none of those vinous flights . ” SIR JOSHUA .
They lie , I think , at the top of my papers ; otherwise they are somewhere else , and will give me more trouble . “ Please to write to me immediately , if they can be found . Make my compliments to all our friends round the world ...
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