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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 .
D . from a Scotch University , and wrote for the booksellers in a great variety of
branches . Though he certainly was not without considerable merit , he wrote with
so little regard to decency , and principles , and decorum , and in so hasty a ...
it before she was acquainted with me : but she has not told you that I wrote it all
over again , except two lines . ” “ The Fountains , ” † a beautiful little Fairy tale in
prose , written with exquisite sinplicity , is one of Johnson ' s productions ; and I ...
They wrote me word of their situation some time ago , to which I returned them an
answer which raised hopes of more than it is proper for me to give them . Their
representation of their affairs I have discovered to be such as cannot be trusted ...
The Honourable Thomas Hervey ' and his lady having unhappily disagreed , and
being about to separate , Johnson interfered as their friend , and wrote him a
letter of expostulation , which I have not been able to find ; but the substance of it
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