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... that I had spent a whole night in playing at cards , and that I could not look back on it with satisfaction : instead of a harsh animadversion , he mildly said , “ Alas , Sir , on how few things can we look back with satisfaction .
He said , that no man ever was so free when he was going to say a good thing , from a look that expressed that it was coming ; or , when he had said it , from a look that expressed that it had come . At Mr. Thrale's , some days before ...
Johnson , talking of the fear of death , said , “ Some people are not afraid , because they look upon salvation as the effect of an absolute decree , and think they feel in themselves the marks of sanctification .
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