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9 This is the person concerning whom Sir John Hawkins has thrown out very
unwarrantable reflections both against Dr . Johnson and Mr . Francis Barber . 3 [
The Honourable Thomas Hervey , whose letter to ĘTAT , 58 . DR . JOHNSON .
Such men would oppose , merely to show their power , from envy , jealousy , and
perversity of disposition ; and , not gaining themselves , would hate and oppose
all who did ; not loving the person of the prince , and conceiving they owed him ...
When a person professes to be governed by a written ascertained law , I can then
know where to find him . ' “ The poem of Fingal , he said , was a mere
unconnected rhapsody , a tiresome repetition of the same images . In vain shall
we look ...
It is amazing how a mimick can not only give you the gestures and voice of a
person whom he represents ; but even what a person would say on any particular
subject . ” Johnson . “ Why , sir , you are to consider that the manner and some ...
A person was mentioned who , it was said , could take down in short hand the
speeches in parliament with perfect exactness . JOHNSON . Sir , it is impossible .
I remember one Angel , who came to me to write for him a Preface or Dedication
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