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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 ...
Yet it is also used to express any thing on which we have a present dependence ,
and is well applied to a man of distinguished influence , - our support , our refuge
, our præsidium , as Horace calls Mæcenas . So , in Æneid xii . 1 . 57 , Queen ...
To those who have nothing in their thoughts but trade or policy , present power or
present money , I should not think it necessary to defend my opinions ; but with
men of letters I would not unwillingly compound , by wishing the continuance of ...
... to recommend to my countrymen , the pronunciation of the late Sir Gilbert Elliot
; and may I presume to add that of the present Earl of Marchmont , who told me ,
with great good humour , that the master of a shop in London , where he was not
After Mr . Erskine was gone , a discussion took place , whether the present Earl of
Buchan , when Lord Cardross , did right to refuse to go Secretary of the Embassy
to Spain , when Sir James Gray , a man of inferiour rank , went Ambassadour .
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