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I never shall forget the tremulous earnestness with which he pronounced the awful petition in the Litany : “ In the hour of death , and in the day of judgment , good Lord deliver us . ” We went to church both in the morning and evening ...
In 1761 he entered Parliament as Member for Christchurch , which seat he retained until his death . He served successively as Lord of the Admiralty , Lord of the Treasury , and Secretary and Comptroller to the Queen .
His literary reputation was dead long before his natural death . I consider an author's literary reputation to be alive only while his name will insure a good price for his copy from the booksellers . I will get you ( to Johnson ) a ...
So were I to go to Turkey , I might wish to convert the Grand Signor to the Christian faith ; but when I considered that I should probably be put to death without effectuating my purpose in any degree , I should keep myself quiet .
He had resigned the cure of Bromley Parish some time before his death . For this , and another letter from Dr. Johnson in 1784 , to the same truly respectable man , I am indebted to Dr. John Loveday , of the Commons , a son of the late ...
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