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SIR , able , that those with whom Johnson chiefly | pany of men to whom Nature does not spread contracted for his literary labours were her volumes or utter her voice in vain . Scotchmen , Mr. Millar and Mr. Strahan .
knowledged the favour in a letter to Dr. The strictness of his self - exanıination , and Leland , one of their number ; but I have scrupulous Christian humility , appear in his not been able to obtain a copy of it .
... in the early part of his life , clumsily ; for , if that be the case , every one but , having fallen into ill health , he had who can look through a microscope will be not been able to read much , compared with able to detect him .
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