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1 I could not agree with him in this criticism ; for though Sir John Dalrymple's style is not regularly formed in any respect , and one cannot help smiling sometimes at his affected grandiloquence , there is in his writing a pointed ...
At the same time I own , that it is a very difficult question , when considered with respect to the House of Stuart . To oblige people to take oaths as to the disputed right , is wrong . I know not whether I could take them but I do not ...
In this respect he is only on a footing with a lawyer , who exhibits himself for his fee , and even will maintain any nonsense or absurdity , if the case require it . Garrick refuses a play or a part which he does not like : a lawyer ...
Suppose a club were to be formed , to drink confusion to King George the Third , and a happy restoration to Charles the Third ; this would be very bad with respect to the State ; but every member of that club must either conform to its ...
LORD HAILES has begged of me to offer you his best respects , and to transmit to you specimens of ' Annals of ... and that neither by word nor letter has he made the least complaint of you ; but on the con- trary has a high respect for ...
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