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Although I had promised myself a great deal of instructive conversation with him
on the conduct of the married state , of which I had then a near prospect , he did
not say much upon that topick . Mr . Seward heard him once say , that “ a man
The conversation now turned on critical subjects . JOHNSON . “ Bayes , in “ The
Rehearsal , ' is a mighty silly character . If it was intended to be like a particular
man , it could only be diverting while that man was remembered . But I question ...
Much pleasant conversation passed , which Johnson relished with great good
humour . But his conversation alone , or what led to it , or was interwoven with it ,
is the business of this work . On Saturday , May 1 , we dined by ourselves at our ...
They are in the right , sir : there can be no real conversation , no fair exertion of
mind amongst them , if the young men are by ; for a man who has a character
does not choose to stake it in their presence . ” BosweLL . “ But , sir , may there
not be ...
Garrick ' s conversation is gay and grotesque . It is a dish of all sorts , but ... Not
but that he has sentiment sometimes , and sentiment too very powerful and very
pleasing : but it has not its full proportion in his conversation . ” When we were by
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