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There is , indeed , great resolution in the immediate act of dismembering himself ; but when that is once done , he has no longer any merit : for though it is out of his power to steal , yet he may all his life be a thief in his heart .
I remember he once observed to me , “ It is wonderful , Sir , what is to be found in London . The most literary conversation that I ever enjoyed , was at the table of Jack Ellis , a money - scrivener behind the Royal Exchange ...
I once bought me a fagelet ; but I never made out a tune . " Boswell . “ A fagelet , Sir ! —so small an instrument ? i I should have liked to hear you play on the violoncello . That should have been your instrument . ” JOHNSON .
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