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He was then asked whether there were better libraries at Oxford or Cambridge ?
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
The King then asked him what he thought of Dr . Hill . 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 ...
answered of them thly Rente and asked Johnson if it was well done . Johnson
said , it was formerly very well done , and gave some account of the persons who
began it , and carried it on for some years : enlarging at the same time on the ...
Sir , Dr . Goldsmith would no more have asked me to write such a thing as that for
him than he would have asked me to feed him with a spoon , or to do any thing
else that denoted his irnbecility . I as much believe that he wrote it as if I had seen
He was in the right . Life is short . The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his
wealth the better . ” Mr . Elphinston talked of a new book that was much admired ,
and asked Dr . Johnson if he had read it . JOHNSON . “ I have looked into Q 2
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