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He was then very merry , and talked occasion- ally of many things with his attendants . Among other things , he said , that if he were necessitated to take any particular profession of life he could not be a lawyer , adding his reasons ...
... who upon no other occasions are unanimous or wise . If by some strange con- currence all the voices of a parish should unite in the choice of any single man , though I could not charge the patron with injustice for presenting a ...
In our way to the club to - night , when I regretted that Goldsmith would , upon every occasion , endeavour to shine , by which he often exposed himself , Mr. Langton observed , that he was not like Addison , who was content with the ...
Goldsmith's incessant desire of being conspicuous in company , was the occasion of his sometimes appearing to such disadvantage as one should hardly have supposed possible in a man of his genius . When his literary reputa- tion had ...
But I first called on Gold- smith to take leave of him . The jealousy and envy which , though possessed of many most amiable qualities , he frankly avowed , broke out violently at this interview . Upon another occasion ...
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