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... The King , as it should seem with a view to urge him to rely on his own stores
as an original writer , and to continue his labours , then said , “ I do not think you
borrow much from any body . ” Johnson said , he thought he had already done
son answered , that he thought more than he read ; that he had read a great deal
in the early part of his life , but having fallen into ill health he had not been able to
read much compared with others : for instance , he said he had not read much ...
I suppose , sir , he has thought superficially , and seized the first notions wbich
occurred to his mind . ” JOHNSON . Why then , sir , still he is like a dog , that
spatches the piece next him . Did you never observe that dogs have not the
power of ...
We talked of his two political pamphlets , “ The False Alarm , ” and “ Thoughts
concerning Falkland ' s Islands . ” Johnson . “ Well , sir , which of them did you
think the best ? ” BOSWELL . “ I liked the second best . " JOHNSON . “ Why , sir , I
Why , sir , it was properly for botany that they went out : I believe they thought only
of culling of simples . ” I thanked him for showing civilities to Beattie . “ Sir ( said
he ) , I should thank you . We all love Beattie . Mrs . Thrale says , if ever she has ...
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