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I am as much vexed ( said he ) at the ease with which she hears it mentioned to her , as at the thing itself . I told her , ' Madam , you are contented to hear every day said to you , what the highest of mankind have died for , rather ...
BOSWELL . “ Curst be the spring , the water . ” JOHNSON . “ But let us consider what a sad thing it would be , if we were obliged to drink or do any thing else that may happen to be agreeable to the company where we are . ” LANGTON .
But the thing is not true in the latitude that Blair seems to imagine ; we are sure that the poetical imagery , which makes a great part of the poem , was Pope's own . It is amazing , Sir , what deviations there are from precise truth ...
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