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To lose an old friend is to be cut off from a great part of the little pleasure that this
life allows . But such is the condition of our nature , that as we live on we must
see those whom we love drop successively , and find our circle of relation grow ...
give you pleasure , unless it be that I have forborne to tell you my opinion of your ·
Account of Corsica . I believe my opinion , if you think well of my judgment , might
have given you pleasure ; but when it is considered how much vanity is ...
However , though there should be little profit in money , there is a considerable
profit in pleasure , as it gives to one nation the productions of another ; as we
have wines and fruits and many other foreign articles brought to us . " BosweLL .
You have the same pleasure in teaching men that I should have in teaching
children . ” JOHNSON . “ Why , something about that . " Boswell . “ Do you think ,
sir , that what is called natural affection is born with us ? It seems to me to be the
One brother is a merchant in the city , and another is an officer in the guards ;
how little intercourse can these two . have ! " I argued warmly for the old feudal
system . Sir Alexander opposed it , and talked of the pleasure N 2 ETAT . 63 . DR
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