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JOHNSON : “ Sir , Dr. Goldsmith would no more have asked me to write such a thing as that for him , than he would have asked me to feed him with a spoon , or to do any thing else ...
He was then very merry , and talked occasionally of many things with his attendants . Among other things , he said , that if he were necessitated to take any particular profession of life he could not be a lawyer , adding his reasons ...
“ The great thing to be recorded , ” said he , “ is the state of your own mind ; and you should write down every thing that you remember , for you cannot judge at first what is good or bad ; and write immediately while the impression is ...
He added , “ I have often thought , that after a man has taken the resolution to kill himself , it is not courage in him to do any thing , , however desperate , because he has nothing to fear . GOLDSMITH : “ I don't see that .
No man will send to buy a thing that costs even sixpence , without an intention to read it . ” Boswell : “ May it not be doubted , Sir , whether it be proper to publish letters , arraigning the ultimate decision of an important cause by ...
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