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When Toplady was going to speak , Johnson uttered some sound , which led Goldsmith to think that he was beginning again , and taking the words from Toplady . Upon which , he seized this opportunity of venting his own envy and spleen ...
While Johnson was in France , he was generally very resolute in speaking Latin . It was a maxim with him that a man should not let himself down , by speaking a language which he speaks imperfectly . Indeed , we must have often observed ...
That Trecothick could both speak and write good English is well known . I myself was favoured with his correspondence concerning the brave Corsicans . And that Beckford could speak it with a spirit of honest resolution even to his ...
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