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I found in the “ London Chronicle , " Dr. Goldsmith's apology to the public for beating Evans , a bookseller , on account of a paragraph in a newspaper published by him , which Goldsmith thought impertinent to him and to a lady of his ...
Hermes , the best known of his writings , was published in 1751 ; a Philosophical Inquiry concerning Language and Universal Grammar , written , says Coleridge , with the precision of Aristotle and the elegance of Quintilian .
Boswell : “ May it not be doubted , Sir , whether it be proper to publish letters , arraigning the ultimate decision of an important cause by the supreme judicature of the nation ? " Johnson : “ No , Sir , I do not think it was wrong to ...
Johnson , though remarkable for his great variety of composition , never exercised his talents in fable , except we allow his beautiful tale published in Mrs. Williams's “ Miscellanies ” to be of that species .
His most celebrated work , 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 ...
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