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JOHNSON : “ Nay , there are finer lines in Dryden on this subject : For colleges on bounteous Kings depend , And never rebel was to arts a friend . ' ” General Paoli observed , that successful rebels might .
JOHNSON : “ They have not answered the end . They have not been talked of ; I have never heard of them . This is owing to their not being sold . . . People seldom read a book which is given to them ; a few are given .
He who describes what he never saw , draws from fancy . Robertson paints minds as Sir Joshua paints faces in a history - piece : he imagines an heroic countenance . You must look upon Robertson's work as romance , and try it by that ...
But no injury is still done to the people ; for what they never had , they have never lost . Caius may usurp the right of Titius , but neither Caius nor Titius injure the people , and no inan's conscience , however tender or however ...
He will hate his neighbour for opposing him , and his minister for having prospered by the opposition ; and as he will never see him but with pain , he will never see him but with hatred . Of a minister presented by the ...
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