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The vivacity of Mrs . Thrale ' s literary talk roușed him to cheerfulness and
exertion , even when they were alone . But this was not often the case ; for he
found here a constant succession of what gave him the highest enjoyment , the
society of ...
Johason with great good humour complied . He told them , “ I found his Majesty
wished I should talk , and I made it my business to talk . I find it does a man good
to be talked to by his Sovereign . In the first place , a man cannot be in a passion .
so , sir ( said Dr . Johnson loudly to Dr . Percy ) , you would shield this man from
the charge of swearing and talking bawdy ... swore nor talked bawdy ; or that you
had seen him in the cart at Tyburn , and he neither swore nor talked bawdy .
This was a specimen of that laxity of talking which I had heard him fairly
acknowledge ; for , surely , while the power of granting general warrants was
supposed to be legal , and the apprehension of them hung over our heads , we
did not ...
Dr . Johnson was in very good humour , lively , and ready to talk upon all subjects
. Mr . Fergusson , the self - taught philosopher , told him of à new invented
machine which went without horses : a man who sat in it turned a handle , wbich
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