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This seemed to me a question of some difficulty . A Scripture expression may be used , like a highly classical phrase , to produce an instantaneous strong impression ; and it may be done without being at all im- proper .
I remember one day , when Tom Davies was telling that Dr. Johnson said , " We are all in labour for a name to Goldy's play , " Gold- smith seemed displeased that such a liberty should be taken with his name , and said , " I have often ...
He now seemed very angry that Johnson was going to be a traveller ; said " He would be a dead weight for me to carry , and that I should never be able to lug him along through the Highlands and Hebrides . " Nor would he patiently allow ...
you " " I have known him at times exceedingly diverted at what seemed to others a very small sport . He now laughed immoderately , without any reason that we could perceive , at our friend's making his will ; called him the testator ...
Mr. Chambers did not by any means relish this jocularity upon a matter of which pars magna fuit , and seemed im- patient till he got rid of us . Johnson could not stop his merriment , but continued it all the way till he got with- out ...
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