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1 “ By inscribing this slight performance to you , I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself . It may do me some honour to inform the public , that I have lived many years in intimacy with you . It may serve the interests of ...
He afterwards wrote it down for me , by which means it was preserved , and now appears amongst his poems . Dr. Johnson , in his way home , stopped at my lodgings in THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE 9 Piccadilly , and sat with.
... which he had altered and revised this year , was mean and gross flattery ; -JOHNSON : “ Why , Sir , I would not write , I would not give solemnly under my hand , a character beyond what I thought really true ; but a speech on the ...
... that my readers may be acquainted even with the slightest occasional characteristics of so eminent Mr. Chambers did not by any means relish this jocularity upon a matter of which pars magna fuit , and seemed impatient till he got ...
... but have taken abundance of pills , and hope that they have done me good . “ Wales , so far as I have yet seen of it , is a very beautiful and rich country , all enclosed , and planted . Denbigh is not a mean town .
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