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I mentioned Sir John Dalrymple's “ Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland , ” and his discoveries to the prejudice of Lord Russell and Algernon Sydney . Johnson : Why , Sir , every body who had just notions of Government thought them ...
But the fact was that we had a very good soup , a boiled leg of lamb and spinach , a veal pie , and a rice pudding Of Dr. John Campbell , the author , he said : “ He is a very inquisitive and a very able man , and a man of good ...
Boswell : “ Hume , -Robertson - Lord Lyttel1 The allusion is not to The Tale of a Tub , but to The History of John Bull , iv . 2 ; where however Jack does not hang himself for any such reason ; but the misrepresentation turned the laugh ...
1 Johnson praised John Bunyan highly . “ His Pilgrim's Progress ' has great merit , both for invention , imagination , and the conduct of the story ; and it has had the best evidence of its merit , the general and continued approbation ...
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 ...
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