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No man was more gratefully sensible of any kindness done to him than Johnson .
There is a little circumstance in his diary this year , which shows him in a very
amiable light . “ July 2 . I paid Mr . Simpson ten guineas , which he had formerly ...
Nothing could be more fortunate for Johnson than this connection . He had at Mr .
Thrale ' s all the comforts and even luxuries of life ; his melancholy was diverted ,
and his irregular habits lessened by association with an agreeable and well ...
Johnson . “ If he dies like a dog , let him lie like a dog . " I added , that this man
said to me , “ I hate mankind , for I think myself one of the best of them , and I
know how bad I am . ” Johnson . “ Sir , he must be very singular in his opinion , if
... I knew myself , or bave obtained from those who lived with him , may afford
instruction , and be an incentive to that wise art of living which he so successfully
practised . ” pen , if my wishes could avert it . Let ĘTAT . 57 . DR . JOHNSON .
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