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“ The great thing to be recorded , ” said he , “ is the state of your own mind ; and you should write down every thing that you remember , for you cannot judge at first what is good or bad ; and write immediately while the impression is ...
... I thus attempted to palliate what I was sensible could not be justified ; for when I had finished my harangue , my venerable friend gave me a proper check : “ My dear Sir , never accustom your mind to mingle virtue and vice .
Let this serve as a specimen of what accessions of literature he was perpetually infusing into his mind , while he charged himself with idleness . This year died Mrs. Salusbury ( mother of Mrs. Thrale ) , a lady whom he appears to have ...
His various adventures , and the force and vivacity of his mind , as exercised during this peregrination , upon innumerable topics , have been faithfully , and to the best of my abilities , displayed in my “ Journal of a Tour to the ...
Besides , she had not that high admiration of him which was felt by most of those who knew him ; and what was very natural to a female mind , she thought he had too much in Auence over her husband . She once , in a little warmth ...
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