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But this was not often the case ; for he found here a constant succession of what
gave him the highest enjoyment , the society of the learned , the witty , and the
eminent in every way , who were assembled in numerous companies , called
Another evening Dr . Goldsmith and I called or : him , with the hope of prevailing
on him to sup with us at the Mitre . We found him indisposed , and resolved not to
go abroad . “ Come , then ( said Goldsmith ) , we will not go to the Mitre tonight ...
... being called to give evidence to the character of Mr . Baretti , who , having
stabbed a man in the street , was arraigned ... constellation of genius enlighten
the awful Sessions House , emphatically called Justice Hall ; Mr . Burke , Mr .
The gentleman answered , they were once to be called the Drake and the Ralegh
, but now they were to be called the Resolution and the Adventure . JOHNSON . “
Much better ; for had the Ralegh returned without going round the world , it ...
On Monday , April 19 , he called on me with Mrs . Williams , in Mr . Strahan ' s
coach , and carried me out to dine with Mr . Elphinston , at his Academy at
Kensington , A printer having acquired a fortune sufficient to keep his coach was
a good ...
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