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JOHNSON : “ No , Sir ; he would give great offence . He would have to tell of almost all the living great what they do not wish told . ” GOLDSMITH : " It may , perhaps , be necessary for a native to be more cautious ; but a foreigner ...
His friends give him out as such , but I know not who of his friends are able to judge of it . ” GOLDSMITH : GOLDSMITH : “ He is what is much better : he is a worthy humane man . ” JOHNSON : “ Nay , Sir , that is not to the purpose of ...
Any man will forge a bar of iron , if you give him a hammer ; not so well as a smith , but tolerably . A man will saw a piece of wood , and make a box , though a clumsy one ; but give him a fiddle and a fiddle - stick , and he can do ...
... -JOHNSON : “ Why , Sir , I would not write , I would not give solemnly under my hand , a character beyond what I thought really true ; but a speech on the stage , let it flatter ever so extravagantly , is formular .
For the endowment of the church being the gift of the landlord , he was consequently at liberty to give it according to his choice , to any man capable of performing the holy offices . The people did not choose him , because the people ...
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