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A person was mentioned , who it was said could take down in short - hand the speeches in Parliament with perfect exactness . JOHNSON : “ Sir , it is impossible . I remember one Angel , who came to me to write for him a a > 1 The ...
Boswell : “ What then is the reason for applying to a particular person to do that which any one may do as well ? do as well ? ” Johnson : JOHNSON : “ Why , Sir , one man has greater readiness at doing it than another .
A proposition which had been agitated that monuments to eminent persons should , for the time to come , be erected in St. Paul's Church as well as in Westminster Abbey , was mentioned ; and it was asked , who should be honoured by ...
THE RIGHTS OF LAY PATRONS 29 matter may be contended : and in some cases the Presbytery having refused to induct or settle , as they call it , the person presented by the patron , it has been found necessary to appeal to the General ...
... and is obliterated and obscured by many translations of property and changes of government ; that scarce any church is now in the hands of the heirs of the builders ; and that the present persons have entered subsequently upon the ...
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