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He would not , I perceived , call him a clergyman , though he was candid enough to allow very great merit to his composition . Mr. Murphy said , he remembered when there were several people alive in London , who enjoyed a considerable ...
He admitted that Mr. Burke's classical pun upon Mr. Wilkes's being carried on the shoulders of the mob , numerisque fertur Lege solutus , was admirable ; and though he was strangely unwilling to allow to that extraordinary man the ...
... that when he would not allow the Scotch writers to have merit , the late Dr. Rose , of Chiswick , asserted , that he could name one Scotch writer , whom Dr. Johnson himself would allow to have written better than any man of the age ...
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