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I told Dr. Johnson that I had some intention to write the life of the learned and worthy Thomas Ruddiman . He > 1 a DEGENERATION AND LUXURY 7 said : “ I should take. 1 “ By inscribing this slight performance to you , I do not mean so ...
“ No , Sir , ” said he , “ I won't learn it . You shall retain your superiority by my not knowing it . " This brought on a question whether one man is lessened by another's acquiring an equal degree of knowledge with him .
... of Salisbury , ' as being a very learned man , and in particular an eminent Grecian . Johnson : " I am not sure of that . His friends give him out as such , but I know not who of his friends are able to judge of it .
The modes of living in different countries , and the various views with which men travel in quest of new scenes , having been talked of , a learned gentleman who holds a considerable office in the law , ' expatiated on the happiness of ...
The qualifications of a minister are well known to be learning and picty . Of his learning the patron is probably the only judge in the parish ; and of his piety not less a judge than others ; and is more likely to inquire minutely and ...
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