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But his farewell letter to the Faculty of Advocates , when he resigned the office of their Librarian , should have been in Latin . " I put a question to him upon a fact in common life , which he could not answer , nor have I found any ...
We talked of Mr. Andrew Stuart's elegant and plausible Letters to Lord Mansfield : a copy of which had been sent by the author a . to Dr. Johnson.JOHNSON : “ They have not answered the end . They have not been talked of ; I have never ...
I was very desirous to get Dr. Johnson absolutely fixed in his resolution to go with me to the Hebrides this year ; and I told him that I had received a letter from Dr. Robertson the historian , upon the subject , with which he was much ...
For this , and another letter from Dr. Johnson in 1784 , to the same truly respectable man , I am indebted to Dr. John Loveday , of the Commons , a son of the late learned and pious John Loveday , Esq . , of Caversham in Berkshire ...
In a letter from Edinburgh , dated the 29th of May , I pressed him to persevere in his resolution to make this year the projected visit to the Hebrides , of which he and I had talked for many years , and which I was confident would ...
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