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Talking of the family of Stuart , he said : “ It should seem that the family at present on the throne has now established as good a right as the former family , by the long consent of the people ; and that to disturb this right might be ...
An animated debate took place whether Martinelli should continue his History of England to the present day . GOLDSMITH : “ To be sure he should . ” JOHNSON : “ No , Sir ; he would give great offence . He would have to tell of almost all ...
I would advise him to be at Calais before he publishes his history of the present age . A foreigner who attaches himself to a political party in this country , is in the worst state that can be imagined : he is looked upon as a mere ...
An eminent public character being mentioned ; -Johnson : " I remember being present when he shewed himself to be so corrupted , or at least something so different from what I think right , as to maintain , that a member of Parliament ...
... here alluded to , Révolutions Romaines , was published Napier . Voltaire calls him , “ Historian agréable et élégant . ” Dr. Hill . . in 1719 ON BUNYAN 25 I cannot dismiss the present topic without 24 BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON.
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