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On extraordinary instances of good behaviour , or diligent service , he was not
wanting in particular encouragements and presents above their wages : it is
remarkable that he would permit their relations to visit them , and stay at his
house two ...
But the main particular that seems to have enabled bim to do so much with his
income was , that he paid for every thing as soon as he bad it , except , alone ,
what were current accounts , such as rent for his house and servants ' wages :
... as Johnson ' s in this particular case ; yet the wit , the sarcasm , the eloquent
vivacity which this pamphlet displayed made it be read with great avidity at the
time , and it will ever be read with pleasure , for the sake of its composition .
... would say on any particular subject . ” Johnson . “ Why , sir , you are to
consider that the manner and some particular phrases of a person do much to
impress you with an idea of him , and you are not sure that he would say what the
... die on a particular day : that upon that day a battle took place with the French ;
that after it was over , and Prendergast was still alive , his brother officers , while
they were yet in the field , jestingly asked him , where was his prophecy now ?
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