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The General mentioned jugglers and fraudulent gamesters , who could know cards by the touch . Dr. Johnson said , ' the cards used by such persons must be less polished than ours commonly are . ' We talked of sounds .
disagreeable to have mentioned before higher company , though , perhaps , every body knows of them . ' He placed this subject in a new light to me , and showed , that a man who has risen in the world , must not be condemned too harshly ...
Talking of biography , I said , in writing a life , a man's peculiarities should be mentioned , because they mark his character . JOHNSON . ' Sir , there is no doubt as to peculiarities : the question is , whether a man's vices should ...
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