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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 .
6 SIR , “ I RETURNED this week from the country , after an absence of near six
months , and found your letter with many others , which I should have answered
sooner , if I had sooner seen them . “ Dr . Robertson ' s opinion was surely right .
He answered , he believed the Bodleian was larger than any they had at
Cambridge ; at the same time adding , “ I hope , whether we have more books or
not than they have at Cambridge , we shall make as good use of them as they do
son answered , that he thought more than he read ; that he had read a great deal
in the early part of his life , but having fallen into ill health he had not been able to
read much compared with others : for instance , he said he had not read much ...
Johnson answered , that he was an ingenious man , but had no veracity ; and
immediately mentioned , as an instance of it , an assertion of that writer , that he
had seen objects magnified to a much greater degree by using three or four ...
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