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We all live upon the hope of pleasing somebody ; and the pleasure of pleasing
ought to be greatest , and at last always will be greatest , when our endeavours
are exerted in consequence of our duty . “ Life is not long , and too much of it
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 . * * * * * * * “
I am , & c . “ JAMES BOSWELL . ” [ " TO MRS . LUCY PORTER , IN LICHFIELD .
A question was started , how far people who disagree in a capital point can live in
friendship together . Johnson said they might . Goldsmith said they could not , as
they had not the ident velle atque idem nolle - the same likings and the same ...
It is laudable in a man to wish to live by his labours ; but he should write so as he
may live by them , not so as he may be knocked on the head . I would advise him
to be at Calais before he publishes his history of the present age . A foreigner ...
In this you , who are to live in the place , ought to direct . Consider it . Whatever
you can get for my purpose send me ; and make my compliments to your lady
and both the young ones . “ I am , SIR , your , & c . “ ŠAm . Johnson . ” . . MR .
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