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Talking of an acquaintance of ours , distinguished for knowing an uncommon variety of miscellaneous articles both in antiquities and polite literature , he observed , “ You know , Sir , he runs about with little weight upon his mind .
When I met him in London the following year , the account which he gave me of his French tour , was , “ Sir , I have seen all the visibilities of Paris , and around it ; but to have formed an acquaintance with the people there , would ...
Then , Sir , those who knew him formerly upon a level with themselves , may think that they ought still to be treated as on a level , which cannot be ; and an acquaintance in a former situation may bring out things which it would be ...
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