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I as much believe that he wrote it , as if I had seen him do it . Sir , had he shewn it to any one friend , he would not have been allowed to publish'it . He has , indeed , done it very well ; but it is a foolish thing well done .
He mentioned to me this day many circumstances , which I wrote down when I went home , and have interwoven in the former part of this narrative . On Tuesday , April 13 , he and Dr. Goldsmith and I dined at General Oglethorpe's .
He afterwards wrote it down for me , by which means it was preserved , and now appears amongst his poems . Dr. Johnson , in his way home , stopped at my lodgings in THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE 9 Piccadilly , and sat with.
In order to try him , I took down a book , and read while he wrote ; and I favoured him , for I read more deliberately than usual . I had proceeded but a very little way , when he begged I would desist , for he could not follow me .
He would not even read a pamphlet which I wrote upon it , entitled , The Essence of the Douglas Cause ; which , I have reason to flatter myself , had considerable effect in favour of Mr. Douglas : of whose legitimate filiation I was ...
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