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Johnson : “ Why , Sir , I reconcile my principles very well , because mankind are happier in a state of inequality and subordination . Were they to be in this pretty state of equality , they would soon degenerate into brutes ; —they ...
Martinelli : “ Happy rebellions . ” GOLDSMITH : “ We have no such phrase . ” General Paoli : “ But have you not the thing ? ” GOLDSMITH : “ Yes ; all our happy revolutions . They have hurt our constitution , and will hurt it , till we ...
When he whom every body else flatters , flatters me , I then am truly happy . " Mrs. Thrale : “ The sentiment is in Congreve , I think . JOHNSON : “ Yes , Madam , in • The Way of the World ' : ' If there's delight in love , ' tis when I ...
Suppose a club were to be formed , to drink confusion to King George the Third , and a happy restoration to Charles the Third ; this would l be very bad with respect to the State ; but every member of that club must either conform to ...
... bold , and true , So fervent Boswell gives him to our view : In every trait we see his mind expand ; The master rises by the pupil's hand ; We love the writer , praise his happy vein , Grac'd with the na´vetÚ of the sage Montaigne .
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