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The next article in his diary is , “ July 16th , I received seventy - five pounds . Lent
Mr . Davies twentyfive . " Trinity College , Dublin , at this time surprised Johnson
with a spontaneous compliment of the highest academical honours , by creating ...
This unsolicited mark of distinction , conferred on so great a literary character ,
did much honour to the judgment and liberal spirit of that learned body . Johnson
acknowledged the favour in a letter to Dr . Leland , one of their number ; but I
I am glad the old language is taught , and honour the translator as a man whom
God has distinguished by the high office of propagating his word . “ I must take
the liberty of engaging you in an office of charity . Mrs . Heely , the wife of Mr .
Empty it of honour , empty it of humanity , empty it of friendship , empty it of piety .
No ! while I live , Corsica and the cause of the brave islanders shall ever employ
much of my attention , shall ever interest me in the sincerest manner .
He who has provoked the lash : of wit cannot complain that he smarts from it . Mrs
. Montagu , a lady distinguished for having written an Essay on Shakspeare ,
being mentioned ; - REYNOLDS . “ I think that essay does her honour . ” Johnson
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