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... by this method , it appeared at once that the allowance was much more than
sufficient for his small family : and this proved a clear conviction , that could not
be answered , and saved all future dispute . He was , in general , very diligently
used once to be sadly plagued with a man who wrote verses , but who literally
had no other notion of a verse but that it consisted of ten syllables . Lay your knife
and your fork across your plate was to him a verse : Lay your knife and your förk ...
And so at once the difference was over , and they were on as easy terms as ever ,
and Goldsmith rattled away as usual . In our way to the Club to - night , when I re
gretted that Goldsmith would , upon every occasion , endeavour to shine , by ...
For the general good of the world , therefore , whatever valuable work has once
been created by an authour , and issued out by him , should be understood as no
longer in his power , but as belonging to the publick ; at the same time the ...
My much valued friend Dr . Barnard , now Bishop of Killaloe , having once
expressed to him an apprehension , that if he should visit Ireland he might treat
the people of that country more unfavourably than he had done the Scotch , he ...
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