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I asked whether Prior's poems were to be printed entire : Johnson said , they were . I mentioned Lord Hailes's censure of Prior , in his Preface to a collection of “ Sacred Poems , " by various hands , published by him at Edinburgh a ...
I afterwards asked him , why he had said so harsh a thing . JOHNSON . “ Because , Sir , you made me angry about the Americans . ” BOSWELL . But why did you not take your revenge directly ? ” JOHNSON . ( smiling ) “ Because , Sir , I had ...
6 > of his Dictionary , Garrick being asked by Johnson what people said of it , told him , that among other animadversions , it was objected that he cited authorities which were beneath the dignity of such a work , and mentioned ...
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