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Yet , Sir , I think that common soldiers are worse thought of than other men in the same rank in life ; such as labourers . ” JOHNSON . · Why , Sir , a common soldier is usually a very gross man , and any quality ...
He and Goldsmith said the same thing ; only he said it in a softer manner than Goldsmith did ; for he acknowledged that there was no poetry , nothing that towered above the common mark . You may find wit and humour in verse , and yet no ...
He is a painter , who never rose higher than to get his immediate living , and from that , at eightythree , he is disabled by a slight stroke of the palsy , such as does not make him at all helpless on common occasions , though his hand ...
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