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JOHNSON . " Why really , Madam , I do not recollect a time when that was the case . ” Talking of “ The Spectator , ” he said , “ It is wonderful that there is such a proportion of bad papers , in the half of the ...
On the subject of wealth , the proper use of it , and the effects of that art which is called economy , he observed , “ It is wonderful to think how men of very large estates not only spend their yearly incomes , but are often actually ...
6 then went on to speak of his endowments , and particularly extolled the wonderful ease with which he uttered what was highly excellent . He said , that no man ever was so free when he was going to say a good thing , from a look that ...
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