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It appears from The funeral sermon which he composed for Johnson's diary , that their acquaintance her , which was ... Ever since I was acquainted with Dr. that it was written in such an agitation of Johnson , and many years before ...
Sir Joshua told me a pleasant characte- ! who , though their opinions and modes of ristical anecdote of Johnson , about the time life were so different , that it seemed utterly of their first acquaintance . When they improbable that ...
... what I thought worthy of preserva- most indolent man in Britain had written tion ; an exertion , which , during the first the most laborious work , THE ENGLISH part of my acquaintance with Johnson , I DICTIONARY . frequently made .
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