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Johnson told me that this was fiction from beginning to end After musing for some
time , he said , “ I wonder how I should have any enemies ; for I do harm to
nobody . ” BOSWELL . “ In the first place , sir , you will be pleased to recollect that
JOHNSON . “ Don't think so , sir . The king is as much oppressed as a man can
be . If he plays them one against another , he wins nothing . ” I had paid a visit to
General Oglethorpe in the morning , and was told by him that Dr. Johnson saw ...
Johnson said there must have been a degree of madness about him . “ Not at all ,
sir , ” said Dr. Brocklesby , “ his judgment was entire . ” Unluckily , however , he
mentioned that although he had a fortune of twenty - seven thousand pounds , he
Welch , who imagined that he was exalting himself in Dr. Johnson's eyes by
using big words , spoke in a manner that was utterly unintelligible to the boy ; Dr.
Johnson perceiving it , addressed himself to the boy , and changed the pompous
Maurice Morgann , Esq . , author of the very ingenious “ Essay on the Character
of Falstaff ?, ” being a particular friend of his lordship , had once an opportunity of
entertaining Johnson a day or two at Wycombe , when its lord was absent , and ...
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12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Read full review
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