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... he would allow them more ; but , by this method , it appeared at once that the
allowance was much more than sufficient for his small family : and this proved a
clear conviction , that could not be answered , and saved all future dispute .
To lose an old friend is to be cut off from a great part of the little pleasure that this
life allows . But such is the condition of our nature , that as we live on we must
see those whom we love drop successively , and find our circle of relation grow ...
... you must allow it has strong facts 4 . ... me in the noise of a numerous company
, or that Dr . Johnson , from his impetuosity and eagerness to seize an opportunity
to make a lively retort , did not allow Dr . Douglas to finish his sentence .
6 Of whom I acknowledge myself to be one , considering it as a piece of the
secondary or comparative species of criticism ; and not of that profound species
which alone Dr . Johnson would allow to be “ real criticism . " It is , besides ,
In my first elation at being allowed the privilege of attending Dr . Johnson at his
late visits to this lady , which was like being è secretioribus consiliis , I willingly
drank cup after cup , as if it had been the Heliconian spring . But as the charm of ...
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