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since “ The Provoked Husband , " and that there had not been of late any such
character exhibited on the stage as that of ... Sir ( continued he ) , there is all the
difference in the world between characters of nature and characters of manners ...
Johnson proceeded ; “ Even Sir Francis Wronghead is a character of manners ,
though drawn with great humour . ” He then repeated , very happily , all Sir
Francis ' s credulous account to Manly of his being with “ the great man , ” and
Johnson said , his characters of men were admirably drawn , those of women not
so well . He repeated to ... He repeated some fine lines on love , by the former (
which I have now forgotten ) , and gave great applause to the character of Zimri .
Nor can I deny to myself the very flattering gratification of inserting here the
character which my friend Mr . Courtenay has been pleased to give of that work : “
With Reynolds ' pencil , vivid , bold , and true , So fervent Boswell gives him to our
You may believe it gives me pain to hear your conduct represented as
unfavourable , while I can only deny what is said on the ground that your
character refutes it , without having any information to oppose . Let me , I beg it of
you , be ...
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