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No doubt , his friend , the Right Honourable William Gerard Hamilton , for whom ,
during a long acquaintance , he had a great esteem , and to whose conversation
he once paid this high compliment : “ I am very unwilling to be left alone , sir ...
You doubt my having authority for using genus absolutely , for what we call family
, that is , for illustrious extraction . Now I take genus in Latin to have much the
same signification with birth in English ; both in their primary meaning expressing
I doubt , sir , if any Scotchman ever attains to a perfect English pronunciation . ”
Johnson . “ Why , sir , few of them do , because they do not persevere after
acquiring a certain degree of it . But , sir , there can be no doubt that they may
attain to a ...
There is no doubt that I might mention some circumstances ; but I do not choose
to commit them to paper4 . What his opinion is I do not know . He says “ I am
singularly obliged to Dr . Johnson for his accurate and useful criticisms . Had he ...
... supposed to convey his genuine feelings at the time , abound in such
benignant sentiments towards the people who showed him civilities that no man
whose temper is not very harsh and sour can retain a doubt of the goodness of
his heart .
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