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We stopped at Messieurs Dillys , booksellers in the Poultry ; from whence he hurried away , in a hackney coach , to Mr. Thrale's in the Borough . I called at his house in the evening , having promised to acquaint Mrs. Williams of his ...
Mrs. Thrale said , “ You think so of him , Sir , because he is quiet , and does not exert himself with force . You'll be saying the same thing of Mr. ***** there , who sits as quiet— " This was not well bred ; and Johnson did not let it ...
Soon after this time Dr. Johnson had the mortification of being informed by Mrs. Thrale , that , " what she supposed he , never believed , " was true ; namely , that she was actually going to marry Signor Piozzi , an Italian musick ...
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