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He remarked , that a London parish was a very comfortless thing ; for the
clergyman seldom knew the face of one out of ten of his parishioners . “ Of the
late Mr . Mallet he spoke with no great respect : said , he was ready for any dirty
job : that ...
Of old Sheridan he remarked , that he neither wanted parts nor literature ; but that
his vanity and Quixotism obscured his merits . “ He said , foppery was never
cured ; it was the bad stamina of the mind , which , like those of the body , were ...
... observed he spoke too often in parliament ; but nobody could say he did not
speak well , though too frequently and too familiarly . “ Speaking of economy , he
remarked , it was hardly worth while to save anxiously twenty pounds a year .
As I suppose your great work will soon be reprinted , I beg leave to trouble you
with a remark on a passage of it , in which I am a little misrepresented . Be not
alarmed ; the misrepresentation is not imputable to you . Not having the book at
He afterwards travelled on foot through Asia , and had made many remarks ; but ·
he died at Mandoa , and his remarks were lost . ” . We talked of gaming , and
animadverted on it with severity . Johnson . “ Nay , gentlemen , let us not
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