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Johnson's - Court , Fleet - street , London , March 4 , 1773. " . On Saturday , April 3 , the day after my arrival in London this year , I went to his house late in the evening , and sat with Mrs. Williams till he came home .
I suggested a doubt , that if I were to reside in London , the exquisite zest with which I relished it in occasional visits might go off ... “ Why , Sir , you find no man , at all intellectual , who is willing to leave London .
I mentioned to him that I had become very weary in a company where I heard not a single intellectual sentence , except that “ a man who had been settled ten years in Minorca was become a much inferiour man to what he was in London ...
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