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I was very desirous to get Dr. Johnson absolutely fixed in his resolution to go with me to the Hebrides this year ; and I told him that I had received a letter from Dr. Robertson the historian , upon the subject , with which he was much ...
... I received the agreeable intelligence that I was chosen . I hastened to the place of meeting , and was introduced to such a society as can seldom be found . Mr. Edmund Burke , whom I then saw for the first time , and whose splendid ...
17th May , 1737 , cut his own throat ; and that it appears by Swift's Works , that the poem had been shewn to him , and received some of his corrections . Johnson had read Eugenio on his first coming to town , for we see it mentioned in ...
This is a position so generally received in England , that the extent of a manor and of a parish are regularly received for each other . The churches which the proprietors of lands had thus built and thus endowed , they justly thought ...
Talking of birds , I mentioned Mr. Daines Barrington's ingenious Essay against the received notion of their migration . JOHNSON : “ I think we have as good evidence for the migration of woodcocks as can be desired .
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