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I as much believe that he wrote it , as if I had seen him do it . 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 .
JOHN- SON : " Why , Sir , I believe it is the first time he has beat ; he may have been beaten before . This , Sir , is a new plume to him . " << I mentioned Sir John Dalrymple's " Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland , " and his ...
I do not believe that Burnet intentionally lied ; but he was so much prejudiced , that he took no pains to find out the truth . He was like a man who resolves to regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will not inquire whether the ...
I believe there are as many tall men in England now , as ever there were . But , secondly , supposing the stature of our people to be diminished , that is not owing to luxury ; for , Sir , consider to how very small a proportion of our ...
... both for invention , imagination , and the conduct of the story ; and it has had the best evidence of its merit , the general and continued approba- tion of mankind . Few books , I believe , have had a more extensive sale .
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