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Johnson used to give this account of the rise of Mr . Thrale ' s father : “ He worked
at six shillings a week for twenty years in the great brewery which afterwards was
his own . The proprietor of it had an only daughter , who was married to a ...
Mr . Thrale had married Miss Hesther Lynch Salusbury , of good Welsh extraction
, a lady of Jively talents , improved by education . That Johnson ' s introduction
into Mr . Thrale ' s family , which contributed so much to the happiness of his life ...
Johnson had a very sincere esteem for Mr . Thrale , as a man of excellent
principles , a good scholar , well skilled in trade , of a sound understanding , and
of manners such as presented the character of a plain independent English
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 ordered family . He was treated with the utmost respect , and even ...
Mrs . Thrale says , if ever she has another husband , she ' ll have Beattie . He
sunk upon uso that he was married ; else we should have 6 “ TO JAMES
BOSWELL , ESQ . “ MY DEAR SIR , Edinburgh , May 3 , 1792 . “ As I suppose
your great ...
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