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James Boswell. of spirits . “ Since the last Easter I have reformed no evil habit ;
my time has been unprofitably spent , and seems as a dream that has left nothing
behind . My memory grows confused , and I know not how the days pass over me
James Boswell. had also a very allowable vanity in appearing to be honoured
with the attention of so celebrated a man . Nothing could be more fortunate for
Johnson than this connection . He had at Mr . Thrale ' s all the comforts and even
James Boswell. to infidelity that he treated the hopes of immortality with brutal
levity ; and said , “ As man dies like a dog , let him lie like a dog . ” Johnson . “ If
he dies like a dog , let him lie like a dog . " I added , that this man said to me , “ I
James Boswell. “ His. art. of. life. certainly. deserves. to. be. known. and. studied .
He. lived. in. plenty. and. elegance. or three small fields , was twenty - eight
pounds ; the county he lived in was not more than moderately cheap ; his family ...
James Boswell. upon an income which , to many would appear indigent , and to
most , scanty . How he lived , therefore , every man has an interest in knowing .
His death , I hope , was peaceful : it was surely happy . “ I wish I had written
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