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DEAR SIR , “ I did not hear of your sickness till I heard likewise of your recovery ,
and therefore escape that part of your pain which every man must feel to whom
you are known as you are known to me . “ Having had no particular account of ...
known. and. studied . He. lived. in. plenty. and. elegance. or three small fields ,
was twenty - eight pounds ; the county he lived in was not more than moderately
cheap ; his family consisted of a sister , who paid him eighteen pounds annually ...
His example was confined , by the sequestered place of bis abode , to the
observation of few , though his prudence and virtue would have made it valuable
to all who could have known it . These few particulars , which I knew myself , or
What strange narrowness of mind now is that , to think the things we have not
known are better than the things which we have known . ” BosWELL . “ Why , sir ,
that is a common prejudice . " Johnson . " Yes , sir , but a common prejudice
... the pronunciation of the late Sir Gilbert Elliot ; and may I presume to add that of
the present Earl of Marchmont , who told me , with great good humour , that the
master of a shop in London , where he was not known , said to him , “ I suppose ...
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