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[ But his letters to Ep . other correspondents , and particularly to Mrs. Thrale ,
carry on the story of his life . ] [ “ DR . JOHNSON TO MRS . LUCY PORTER .
Pearson “ London , 9th June , 1781 . MSS . “ DEAR MADAM , —I hope the
summer makes ...
... shall not be without them . “ You will perhaps be glad to hear that Mrs. Thrale is
disencumbered of her brewhouse ; and that it seemed to the purchaser so far
from an evil , that he was content to give for it an hundred and thirty - five
I am afraid there is no hope of Mrs. Thrale's custom for your pictures ; but , if you
please , I will mention it . She cannot make a pension out of her jointures . “ I will
bring the papers myself . I am , madam , your most humble servant , “ Sam .
This observation , just enough in general , is here peculiarly ill - placed ; for ,
besides the motives for the journey which Mr. Boswell has quoted from the
Prayers and Meditations , we shall see , by a subsequent letter , that Mrs. Thrale's
THRALE . “ Oxford , 17th October , 1781 . “ On Monday evening arrived at the
Angel inn at Oxford Mr. Johnson and Mr. Barber , without any sinister accident . “ I
am here ; but why am I here ? on my way to Lichfield , where I believe Mrs. Aston
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