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At Mr. Thrale's , in the evening , he repeated his usual paradoxical declamation against action in public speaking . “ Action can have no effect upon reasonable minds . It may augment noise , but it never can enforce argument .
On Wednesday , April 21 , I dined with him at Mr. Thrale's . A gentleman attacked Garrick for being vain . JOHNSON : “ No wonder , Sir , that he is vain ; a man > who is perpetually flattered in every mode that can ...
Mrs. Thrale : “ The sentiment is in Congreve , I think . JOHNSON : “ Yes , Madam , in • The Way of the World ' : ' If there's delight in love , ' tis when I see That heart which others bleed for , bleed for me .
On Thursday , April 29 , I dined with him at General Oglethorpe's , where were Sir Joshua Reynolds , Mr. Langton , Dr. Goldsmith , and Mr. Thrale . I was very desirous to get Dr. Johnson absolutely fixed in his resolution to go with me ...
JOHNSON : “ I doubt that . ' GOLDSMITH : “ Nay , Sir , it is a fact well authenticated . ” THRALE : “ You had better prove it before you put it into your book on Natural History . You may do it in my stable if you will .
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