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I paid Mr . Simpson ten guineas , which he had formerly lent me in my necessity ,
and for which Tetty expressed her gratitude . " “ July 8 . I lent Mr . Simpson ten
guineas more . " Here he had a pleasing opportunity of doing the same kindness
Now I take genus in Latin to have much the same signification with birth in
English ; both in their primary meaning expressing simply descent , but both
made to stand kat ' oynv , for noble descent . Genus is thus used in Hor . lib . ii .
Sat . v .
I expressed , with swelled eyes and great emotion of tenderness , the same
hopes . We kissed , and parted , I humbly hope to meet again , and to part no
more S . ” By those who have been taught to look upon Johnson as a man of a
harsh and ...
I expressed a liking for Mr . Francis Osborne ' s works , and asked him what he
thought of that writer . He answered , “ A conceited fellow . Were a man to write so
now , the boys would throw stones at him . ” He , however , did not alter my ...
Garrick , however , when he pleased , could imitate Johnson very exactly ; for that
great actor , with his distinguished powers of expression which were so
universally admired , possessed also an admirable talent of mimickry . He was
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