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... relative to Johnson : - “ I only dined with Johnson , who seemed cold and
indifferent , and scarce said any thing to me : perhaps he has heard what I said of
his Shakspeare , or rather was offended at what I wrote to him : - as he pleases .
A lady of Norfolk , by a letter to my friend Dr . Bur· ney , has favoured me with the
following solution : “ Now for the explication of this seeming mystery , which is so
very obvious as , for that reason , to have escaped the penetration of Dr ...
and theich he lo fancy . ance , seemed to be pretty uniform . About twelve o ' clock
I commonly visited him , and frequently found him in bed , or declaiming over his
tea , which he drank very plentifully . He generally had a levee of morning ...
I could have no motive to conceal a circumstance of which I never was nor can be
ashamed ; and of which Dr . Johnson seemed to think , when he afterwards
became acquainted with Mrs . Beattie , that I had , as was true , reason to be
He seemed also to be intent on some sort of chymical operation . I was
entertained by observing how he ' contrived to send Mr . Peyton on an errand
without seeming to degrade him ; “ Mr . Peyton , - Mr . Peyton , will you be so
good as to take ...
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