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The apology was written so much in Dr. Johnson's manner , that both Mrs. Williams and I supposed it to be his ; but when he came home , he soon undeceived us . When he said to Mrs. Williams , “ Well , Dr. Goldsmith's manifesto has got ...
Were they to be in this pretty state of equality , they would soon degenerate into brutes ; —they would become Monboddo's nation ; —their tails would grow . Sir , all would be losers , were all to work for all : —they would have no ...
Johnson : “ It was owing to imaginary difficulties in his affairs , which , had he talked of with any friend , would soon have vanished . ” Boswell : “ Do you think , Sir , that all who commit suicide are ...
... in a neighbouring palace , -and complained of the littleness of his own light ;another observed — wait a little ; -soon dark , -have outlasted Tom [ many ] of these glaring lights which are only brighter as they haste to nothing .
Mr. Reed informs ' me that the author of Eugenio , Thomas Beech , a wine - merchant at Wrexham in Denbighshire , soon after its publication , viz . 17th May , 1737 , cut his own throat ; and that it appears by Swift's Works , that the ...
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