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The conversation having turned on modern imitations of ancient ballads , and some one having praised their simplicity , he treated them with that ridicule which he always displayed when that subject was mentioned .
See Pope's Prologue to the Satires“ Let Budgell charge low Grub - street on his quill , And write whate'er he please , except my will . ” Croker . 2 On the Douglas Cause . See Vol . I. p . 407 , note 2 . ON GOLDSMITH'S CONVERSATION 19 a ...
ON GOLDSMITH'S CONVERSATION 19 a " 1 pamphlet against him by Andrew Stuart . Sir , I think such a publication does good , as it does good to shew us the possibilities of human life . And , Sir , you will not say that the Douglas cause ...
The gentlemen went away to their club , and I was left at Beauclerk's till the fate of my election should be announced to me . I sat in a state of anxiety which even the charming conversation of Lady Di Beauclerk could not entirely ...
B. Much pleasant conversation passed , which Johnson relished with great. 2 The lines are in the Annus Mirabilis , and form part of an allusion to the Royal Society . Croker . 3 I formerly thought that I had perhaps mistaken the word ...
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