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6 SIR , “ I RETURNED this week from the country , after an absence of near six
months , and found your letter with many others , which I should have answered
sooner , if I had sooner seen them . “ Dr . Robertson ' s opinion was surely right .
I regretted much leaving London , where I had formed many agreeable
connexions : • Sir ( said he ) , I don ' t wonder at it ; no man , fond of letters ,
leaves London without regret . But remember , sir , you have seen and enjoyed a
great deal ...
So it was not worth my while to go to see birds fly which I should not have seen fly
; and fishes swim which I should not have seen swim . ” The gentleman being
gone , and Dr . Johnson obave be withouth better tire . " Be and the Rs To give ti
of which he said , the “ coup d ' oeil was the finest thing he had ever seen . ” The
truth is , Ranelagh is of a more beautiful form ; more of it or rather indeed the
whole rotunda appears at once , and it is better lighted . However , as Johnson ...
I as much believe that he wrote it as if I had seen him do it . Sir , had he shown it
to any one friend he would not have been allowed to publish it . He. 5 [ The
offence given was a long abusive letter in the London Packet . A particular
account of ...
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