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A lady of Norfolk , by a letter to my friend Dr . Bur· ney , has favoured me with the
following solution : “ Now for the explication of this seeming mystery , which is so
very obvious as , for that reason , to have escaped the penetration of Dr ...
In my first elation at being allowed the privilege of attending Dr . Johnson at his
late visits to this lady , which was like being č secretioribus consiliis , I willingly
drank cup after cup , as if it had been the Heliconian spring . But as the charm of ...
Of Dr . Beattie I should have thought much , but that his lady puts him out of my
head : she is a very lovely woman . “ The ejection which you come hither to
oppose appears very cruel , unreasonable , and oppressive . I should think there
... for my friend Dr . Beattie , and regard to his extreme sensibility , inserted the
foregoing letter , though I cannot but wonder at bis considering as any imputation
a phrase commonly used among the best friends . shown his lady more civilities .
shown his lady more civilities . She is a very fine woman . But how can you show
civilities to a nonentity ? I did not think he had been married . Nay , I did not think
about it one way or other ; but he did not tell us of his lady till late . " He then ...
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