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We talked of the strange custom of swearing in conversation . The General said , that all barbarous nations swore from a certain violence of temper , that could not be confined to earth , but was always reaching at the powers above .
For my part , I like very well to hear honest Goldsmith talk away carelessly . ... I talked of the recent expulsion of six students from the University of Oxford , who were methodists , and would not desist from publickly praying and ...
One evening , in a circle of wits , he found fault with me for talking of Johnson as entitled to the honour of unquestionable superiority . “ Sir , ( said he , ) you are for making a monarchy of what should be a republick .
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