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one of the candles that stood on the King ' s table , and lighted his Majesty
through a suit of rooms till they came to a private door into the library , of which
his Majesty had the key . Being entered , Mr . Barnard stepped forward hastily to
Ay ( said the King ) , that is the publick library . ” His Majesty inquired if he was
then writing any thing ? He answered he was not , for he had pretty well told the
world what he knew , and must now read to acquire more knowledge , The King ,
Upon which the King said that he heard Dr . Warburton was a man of such
general knowledge that you could scarce talk with him on any subject on which
he was not qualified to speak ; and that his learning resembled Garrick ' s acting ,
in its ...
The King then asked him if there were any other literary journals published in this
king . dom , except the Monthly and Critical Reviews ; and on being answered
there was no other , his Majesty asked which of them was the best : Johnson ...
dignifying my desire of visiting Corsica with the epithet of a wise and noble
curiosity , ' are to me more valuable than many of the grants of kings . “ But how
can you bid me ' empty my head of Corsica ? ' My noble minded friend , do you
not feel ...
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