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We talked of the King's coming to see Goldsmith's new play .— “ I wish he would , ” said Goldsmith : adding , however , with an affected indifference , “ Not that it would do me the least good . ” JOHNSON : “ Well then , Sir , let us ...
JOHNSON : “ Nay , there are finer lines in Dryden on this subject : For colleges on bounteous Kings depend , And never rebel was to arts a friend . ' ” General Paoli observed , that successful rebels might .
He may then go and take the King of Prussia by the nose , at the head of his army . He cannot fear the rack , who is resolved to kill himself . When Eustace Budgell ? was walking down to the Thames , determined to drown himself ...
It has always been formular to flatter kings and queens ; so much so , that even in our church - service we have our most religious King , ' used indiscriminately , whoever is king . Nay , they even flatter themselves ;' we have been ...
Boswell : “ But , Sir , there was your countryman , Elwal , who you told me challenged King George with his black - guards , and his red - guards . ” JOHNSON : “ My countryman , Elwal , Sir , should have been put in the stocks : a ...
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