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When he said to Mrs. Williams , “ Well , Dr. Goldsmith's manifesto has got into your paper ; " I asked him if Dr. Goldsmith had written it , with an air that made him see I suspected it was his , though subscribed by Goldsmith .
... so I take my religion from the priest . I regretted this loose way of talking . Johnson : “ Sir , he knows nothing ; he has made up his mind about nothing . ” To my great surprise he asked me to dine with him on Easter - day .
Charles Townshend asked Fitzherbert to go with him , but told him , “ You must find somebody to bring you back : I can only carry you there . ' Fitzherbert did not much like this arrangement . He , however , consented , obserying ...
Mr. Elphinston talked of a new book that was much admired , and asked Dr. Johnson if he had read it . JohnSON : “ I have looked into it . ” “ What , ” said Elphinston , “ have you not read it through ? ” Johnson , offended at being thus ...
... monuments to eminent persons should , for the time to come , be erected in St. Paul's Church as well as in Westminster Abbey , was mentioned ; and it was asked , who should be honoured by having his monument first erected there .
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