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He was like a man who resolves to regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will not inquire whether the watch is right of not . ” Though he was not disposed to talk , he was unwilling that I should leave him ; and when I looked at my ...
... and riches in the possession of the generous ; but the law must leave both riches and power where it finds them : and must often leave THE RIGHTS OF LAY PATRONS 31 riches with the covetous 30 BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON.
But I first called on Goldsmith to take leave of him . The jealousy and envy which , though possessed of many most amiable qualities , he frankly avowed , broke out violently at this interview . Upon another occasion , when Goldsmith ...
[ Langton ) left the town without taking leave of me , and is gone in deep dudgeon to [ Langton ) . Is not this very childish ? Where is now my legacy ? “ I hope your ' dear lady and her dear baby are both well .
... I beg leave to refer , as to a separate and remarkable portion of his life , which may be there seen in detail , and which exhibits as striking a view of his powers in conversation , as his works do of his excellence in writing .
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