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JOHNSON : “ They have not answered the end . They have not been talked of ; I have never heard of them . This is owing to their not being sold . . . People seldom read a book which is given to them ; a few are given .
When your judges are seven and seven , the casting vote of the President must be given on one side or other ; no matter , for my argument , on which ; one or the other must be taken ; as when I am to move , there is no matter which leg ...
The right lost to the patron falls not to the people , but is either retained by the Crown , or , what to the people is the same thing , is by the Crown given away . Let it change hands ever so often , it is possessed by him that ...
It is a duty to give to the poor ; but no man can say how much another should give to the poor , or when a man has given too little to save soul . In the same manner it is a duty to instruct the ignorant , and of consequence to convert ...
B. & On the cover enclosing them , Dr. Johnson wrote , “ If my delay has given any reason for supposing that I have not a very deep sense of the honour done me by asking my judgment , I am very sorry . ” B. DEATH OF GOLDSMITH 61 “ Of ...
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