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I wish I had written sooner , lest , writing now , I should renew your grief ; but I
would not forbear saying what I have now said . “ The loss is , I hope , the only
misfortune of a family to whom no misfortune at all should hapwill be , how he
I surely need not mention again that she wishes to see her mother . I am , SIR , “
Your most humble servant , . “ SAM . Johnson . ” “ March 14 , 1772 . ” On the 21st
of March , I was happy to find myself again in my friend ' s study , and was glad to
My request , therefore , is , that you would rectify this matter in your new edition .
You are at liberty to make what use you please of this letter . “ My best wishes
ever attend you and your family . Believe me to be , with the utmost regard and ...
He would have to tell of almost all the living great what they do not wish told . "
GOLDSMITH . “ It may , perhaps , be necessary for a native to be more cautious ;
but a foreigner who comes among us without prejudice may be considered as ...
I wish he would , ” said Goldsmith ; adding , however , with an affected
indifference , “ Not that it would do me the least good . ” JOHNSON . “ Well then ,
sir , let us say it would do him good ( laughing ) . No , sir , this affectation will not
pass ; — it ...
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