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It shews the spirit of the times : he is obliged to teinporise . ” Boswell . “ I rather think , Sir , that Toryism prevails in this reign . ” JOHNSON . “ I know not why you should think so , Sir . You see your friend Lord Lyttelton ...
In the same manner it is a duty to instruct the ignorant , and of consequence to convert infidels to Christianity ; but no man in the common course of things is obliged to carry this to such a degree as to incur the danger of martyrdom ...
I am , Sir , “ Your most obliged “ And most humble servant , * May 8 , 1773. " “ SAM . JOHNSON . " 66 On Sunday , May 8 , I dined with Johnson at Mr. Langton's with Dr. Beattie and some other company . He descanted on the subject of ...
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