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... for I had not then heard of any one of his friends having been entertained at his table . He told me , “ I " generally have a meat - pie on Sunday : it is baked at a public oven , which is very properly allowed , because one man can ...
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 .
... he seized this opportunity of venting his own envy and spieen , under the pretexe or supporting another person : " Sir , " said he to Johnson , “ the gentleman has heard you pacienty for an hour : pray allow us now to hear him .
Upon which , he seized this opportunity of venting his own envy and spleen , under the pretext of supporting another person : " Sir , " said he to Johnson , “ the gentleman has heard you patiently for an hour : pray allow us now to hear ...
I heard him once say , “ I have great merit in being zealous for subordination and the honours of birth ; for I can hardly tell who was my grandfather . ” He maintained the dignity and propriety of male succession , in opposition to the ...
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