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He purchased out of his income his household furniture and linen , of which latter
he had a very ample store ; and , as I am assured by those that had very good
means of knowing , not less than the tenth part of his income was set apart for ...
Now , sir , this was by no means the case . I could have no motive to conceal a
circumstance of which I never was nor can be ashamed ; and of which Dr .
Johnson seemed to think , when he afterwards became acquainted with Mrs .
Why , sir , it is making a very mean use of man ' s powers . But to be a good
mimick requires great powers ; great acuteness of observation , great retention of
what is observed , and great pliancy of organs to represent what is observed .
at absolute perfection in this respect ; not to speak High English , as we are apt to
call what is far removed from the Scotch , but which is by no means good English
, and makes “ the fools who use it ” truly ridiculous . Good English is plain ...
Goldsmith having said that Garrick ' s compliment to the Queen , which he
introduced into the play of “ The Chances , ” which he had altered and revised
this year , was mean and gross flattery ; JOHNSON . “ Why , sir ; I would not write ,
I would ...
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