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On Tuesday , April 13 , he and Dr. Goldsmith and I dined at General Oglethorpe's . Goldsmith expatiated on the common topic , that the race of our people was degenerated , and that this was owing to luxury . Johnson : Sir , in the first ...
... opinions of the judges upon them , would be valuable . ” On Thursday , April 15 , I dined with him and Dr. Goldsmith at General Paoli's . We found here Signor > Martinelli , of Florence , author of a “ History THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE ...
On Wednesday , April 21 , I dined with him at Mr. Thrale's . A gentleman attacked Garrick for being vain . JOHNSON : “ No wonder , Sir , that he is vain ; a man > who is perpetually flattered in every mode that can ...
On Thursday , April 29 , I dined with him at General Oglethorpe's , where were Sir Joshua Reynolds , Mr. Langton , Dr. Goldsmith , and Mr. Thrale . I was very desirous to get Dr. Johnson absolutely fixed in his resolution to go with me ...
On Friday , April 30 , I dined with him at Mr. Beauclerk's , where were Lord Charlemont , Sir Joshua Reynolds , and some more members of the LITERARY CLUB , whom he had obligingly invited to meet me , as I was this evening to be ...
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