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This hasty composition is also to be remarked as one of the thousand instances which evince the extraordinary promptitude of Mr. Burke ; who while he is equal to the greatest things , can adorn the least ; can , with equal facility ...
But I own I am very desirous that the royal prerogative of remission of punishment , should be employed to exhibit an illustrious instance of the regard which GOD'S VICEGERENT will ever shew to piety and virtue .
2 And this brings to my recollection another instance of the same nature . I once reminded him that when Dr. Adam Smith was expatiating on the beauty of Glasgow , he had cut him short by saying , “ Pray , Sir , have you ever seen ...
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