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The apology was written so much in Dr. Johnson's manner , that both Mrs. Williams and I supposed it to be his ; but when he came home , he soon undeceived us . When he said to Mrs. Williams , “ Well , Dr. Goldsmith's manifesto has got ...
... by a gentleman eminent in the literary world , and the materials which he had collected for the remainder had been transferred to another hand . He observed , that all works which describe manners , require notes in sixty or seventy ...
... strongest manner in the Dedication of his Comedy , entitled “ She Stoops to Conquer . ” ı Johnson observed , that there were very few books printed in Scotland before the Union . He had seen a complete collection of them in the ...
... as the best pastoral that had ever been written ; not only abounding with beautiful rural imagery , and just and pleasing sentiments , but being a real picture of manners ; and I offered to teach Dr. Johnson to understand it .
... and I told him that I had received a letter from Dr. Robertson the historian , upon the subject , with which he was much pleased , and GOLDSMITH'S NATURAL HISTORY 21 now talked in such a manner 20 BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON.
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