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Sir , had he shewn it to any one friend , he would not have been allowed to publish'it . He has , indeed , done it very well ; but it is a foolish thing well done . I suppose he has been so much elated with the 1 See Forster's Life of ...
He , however , allowed the merit of good wit to his Lordship's saying of Lord Tyrawley and himself , when both very old and infirm : “ Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years ; but we don't choose to have it known .
He told me , “ I " generally have a meat - pie on Sunday : it is baked at a public oven , which is very properly allowed , because one man can attend it ; and thus the advantage is obtained of not keeping servants from church to dress ...
He this day again defended duelling , and put his argument upon what I have ever thought the most solid basis ; that if public war be allowed to be consistent with morality , private war must be equally so . Indeed we may observe what ...
JOHNSON : “ Do not allow yourself , Sir , to be imposed upon by such gross absurdity . It is sad stuff ; it is brutish . If a bull could speak , he might as well exclaim , -Here am I with this cow and this grass ; what being can enjoy ...
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