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... is more justifiable than war in which thousands go forth without any cause of personal quarrel , and massacre each other . On Wednesday , April 21 , I dined with him at Mr. Thrale's . A gentleman attacked Garrick for being vain .
No , Sir , I should not be surprised though Garrick chained the ocean and lashed the winds . " BOSWELL : " Should it not be , Sir , lashed the ocean and chained the winds ? " JOHNSON : " No , Sir ; recollect the original : ' In Corum ...
Garrick had remarked to 1 I regretted that Dr. Johnson never took the trouble to study a question which interested nations . He would not even read a pamphlet which I wrote upon it , entitled , The Essence of the Douglas Cause ; which ...
< Goldsmith having said that Garrick's compliment to the Queen , which he introduced into the play of " The Chances , " which he had altered and revised this year , was mean and gross flattery ; -JOHNSON : " Why , Sir , I would not ...
... then saw for the first time , and whose splendid talents had long made me ardently wish for his acquaintance ; Dr. Nugent , Mr. Garrick , Dr. Goldsmith , Mr. ( afterwards Sir William ) Jones , and the company with whom I had dined .
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