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If you speak to a dog , you use action ; you hold up your hand thus , because he is a brute ; and in proportion as ; men are removed from brutes , action will have the less influence upon them . ” Mrs. THRALE : “ What then , · Alluding ...
... less ; and told us , he had communicated all he knew that could throw light upon “ The Spectator . ” He said , “ Addison had made his Sir Andrew Freeport a true Whig , arguing against giving charity to beggars , and throwing out ...
He may have been a clergyman , . and may have thought that his religious counsels would have less weight when known to come from a man whose profession was theology . He may have been a man whose practice was not suitable to his ...
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 diligently before he gives a presentation , than one of the parochial ...
I shall see them too when I come , and I have that opinion of your choice , as to suspect that when I have seen Mrs. Boswell , I shall be less willing to go away . I am , dear Sir , your affectionate humble servant , “ Sam . JOHNSON .
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