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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 ...
“ There , Sir , you are always heretical : you never will allow merit to a player . ” JOHNSON . “ Merit , Sir , what merit ? Do you respect a ropea man . 6 6 > : > : dancer , or a ballad - 134 The Life of Dr. Johnson.
“ But surely , Sir , you will allow that there are men of merit at the bar , who never get practice . ” JOHNSON . “ Sir , you are sure that practice is got from an opinion that the person employed deserves it best ; so that if a man of ...
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