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For this , and another letter from Dr. Johnson in 1784 , to the same truly respectable man , I am indebted to Dr. John Loveday , of the Commons , a son of the late learned and pious John Loveday , Esq . of Caversham in Berkshire ...
We drank tea with Dr. Horne , late President of Magdalen College , and Bishop of Norwich , of whose abilities in different respects , the publick has had eminent proofs , and the esteem annexed to whose character was increased by ...
18 Johnson gave us this evening , in his happy discriminative manner , a portrait of the late Mr. Fitzherbert of Derbyshire . “ There was ( said he ) no sparkle , no brilliancy in Fitzherbert ; but I never knew a man who was so ...
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